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Chapterhouse Window by Projecto Construir

PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2012 6:39 pm
by Bruce N H
Hey all,

Projecto Construir is a Portuguese organization that runs events involving children, particularly disadvantaged children, in large building projects. Events are held at locations such as schools or hospitals, and run by president Romão Santos and volunteers (often local LUG members). In one recent project, about 30 kids ranging from 10 to 13 years old spent three weeks building the Chapterhouse Window from the Convent of Christ, originally designed by Diogo de Arruda in 1510-1513.
Real thing:
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LEGO:
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Bruce

Re: Chapterhouse Window by Projecto Construir

PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2012 7:34 pm
by soccerkid6
Wow that looks just like the real thing :twitch:

Re: Chapterhouse Window by Projecto Construir

PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2012 8:48 pm
by Eklund
Who would have thought you could create something like that out of lego? This is truly incredible, I wonder who came up with the design for this. The castle this organization built that you linked to on the front page is incredible too!

Re: Chapterhouse Window by Projecto Construir

PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2012 12:00 am
by Ryclen
Honestly, at first I couldn't tell the difference until I squinted. Amazing build, absolute craziness with attention to detail! :shock:

Re: Chapterhouse Window by Projecto Construir

PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2012 12:20 am
by friskywhiskers
*Ker-plunk* 'Scuse me while I fond my jaw :wink: . Wow, this is amazing! It took me a while for my eyes to register the individual pieces.

Re: Chapterhouse Window by Projecto Construir

PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2012 1:16 am
by Sir Tharkin
Wow! :twitch: That look's so realistic and broken-down like the real window. :)

Re: Chapterhouse Window by Projecto Construir

PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2012 2:21 pm
by Glory_Forever
Wow! Great find Bruce, I will definitely have to check their castle out :D

Re: Chapterhouse Window by Projecto Construir

PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2012 8:00 pm
by Brother Steven
Woah!!! :shock: that is one really awesome window!! :D

Re: Chapterhouse Window by Projecto Construir

PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2012 2:52 am
by mpoh98
THAT IS TOTALLY MIND-BOGGLING!!!! :shock: :twitch:

Re: Chapterhouse Window by Projecto Construir

PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2012 3:04 pm
by eilonwy77
That's wild. I could look at it for a long time and keep finding new things to admire and wonder about.

Re: Chapterhouse Window by Projecto Construir

PostPosted: Fri Oct 05, 2012 9:35 pm
by Medieval Guy
Wow. The resemblance to the real thing is stunning. They got all the shapes just right.