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Rapunzel's Tower

Postby Bruce N H » Thu Apr 29, 2010 2:03 pm

Hey all,

Check out Jordan Schwartz's Rapunzel's Tower:
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Re: Rapunzel's Tower

Postby Athalus » Thu Apr 29, 2010 2:25 pm

Its amazing!
The round tower is really impressive, but I also like the architecture of the top of the tower. I wonder how the tower is made, I don't really get it from the picture.
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Re: Rapunzel's Tower

Postby Bruce N H » Thu Apr 29, 2010 3:07 pm

Hey,

The round tower is built in sections using this technique by Deborah Higdon:
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Which essentially uses a ton of these brackets, separated by 1x2 plates:
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Jordan built a series of these rings with smaller and smaller diameters, and then stacked them to make the tower.

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Re: Rapunzel's Tower

Postby Forestboy » Thu Apr 29, 2010 4:05 pm

Jordan Schwartz always makes some spectacular creations and this is no exception. Nothing bad about it; nice job!
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Re: Rapunzel's Tower

Postby Athalus » Thu Apr 29, 2010 4:19 pm

Thanks Bruce!
The technique seems quite handy, but I wonder how strong it is...
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Re: Rapunzel's Tower

Postby Frank_Lloyd_Knight » Fri Apr 30, 2010 3:59 am

This is really suberb. I like that you're not just presenting a building, but are giving us a story.
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Re: Rapunzel's Tower

Postby Seikfreid » Fri Apr 30, 2010 7:44 pm

This is great in every way! It has a fairy-tale feel to it, but also a great amount of realistic and clever architecture built into the tower design. Great job with the hair and the bow and well, with the whole thing.
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Re: Rapunzel's Tower

Postby Blego7 » Wed May 12, 2010 3:30 pm

Nadjy is always pulling out this crazy stuff. I am hoping this will be at Brickfair
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