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Cathedral of Strasbourg (Architecture MOC)

Postby DanSto » Fri Oct 04, 2013 6:37 am

If your are interested into middle-age cathedrals, you will certainly know the great lady of Strasbourg : its marvelous cathedral.
If not, then have a look to wikipedia you will certainly be impressed by its very characteristic unique tower making this cathedral the highest present middle age building (it was the tallest in the world from 1647 to 1874).

(source Google map).

Last december, the ARTE TV channel diffused a very impressive documentary on the elevation of the cathedral and this gave me the idea to build it in an Architecture like style.

Virtually, it looks like this :

(LDView image).

The scale was rapidly defined with the 3 studs diameter for the rose window and the sand green slope bricks for the roof.
Some pictures of the great lady of Strasbourg made using 1323 parts :

Main façade and back :
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North and South faces :
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Aerial views :
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A small video showing the building process step by step.

High resolution pictures can be viewed by clicking on the small ones or into my Flickr Album.

Hope you enjoy it :)
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Re: Cathedral of Strasbourg (Architecture MOC)

Postby Aeridian » Fri Oct 04, 2013 12:36 pm

Great work! Micro scale builds really impress me with all the little details that can be packed into such a small space. Nice design and color scheme.
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Re: Cathedral of Strasbourg (Architecture MOC)

Postby Reaver15 » Fri Oct 04, 2013 3:06 pm

Nice job! The details in this MOC look awesome.
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Re: Cathedral of Strasbourg (Architecture MOC)

Postby Sir Erathor » Fri Oct 04, 2013 3:15 pm

That is so lovely! Great work! :D
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Re: Cathedral of Strasbourg (Architecture MOC)

Postby mpoh98 » Fri Oct 04, 2013 5:15 pm

This is so well done, I love it! It is one of the most accurate microscale builds I have seen! Well done!
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Re: Cathedral of Strasbourg (Architecture MOC)

Postby Gavin of Lockwood » Fri Oct 04, 2013 7:10 pm

That's so cool! Great details!
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Re: Cathedral of Strasbourg (Architecture MOC)

Postby soccerkid6 » Sat Oct 05, 2013 11:12 am

You recreated the real thing very well! The facade and tower are what impressed me most :)
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Re: Cathedral of Strasbourg (Architecture MOC)

Postby SSchmidt » Sat Oct 05, 2013 8:38 pm

I am incredibly impressed by microbuilds. To me they seem to take a lot more skill and patience, and really an ability to "see" the work before hand. Very nice rendition of an incredible structure.
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Re: Cathedral of Strasbourg (Architecture MOC)

Postby Justin M » Mon Oct 07, 2013 1:06 am

Wow, the amount of detail you packed in is very impressive. Nice work.
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Re: Cathedral of Strasbourg (Architecture MOC)

Postby HenrySpock » Fri Oct 11, 2013 8:44 am

Just lovely. I really like how you did the butresses. :)
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