#1502 TECHNIQUE ANALYSIS: Bibliotheca Alexandrina by Rocco Buttliere

Today we’re taking a look at a build by @rjbuttliere, who is no stranger to this page (we’ve featured his work many times—see posts #624, 906, 979, 1131 & 1236-7). This is by far one of his smaller builds but that doesn’t mean it isn’t packed with incredible details and a clear example of his talent and knowledge of architecture.

In 1:650 scale, Rocco captures the Bibliotheca Alexandrina along the coast of the Mediterranean Sea and its immediate surroundings—a Convention Center, a busy roadway lined with trees, and the Sea itself. As an architect (Jamay here!), I can also recognize the use of architectural model making techniques to create a clean, black base that visually holds the model together and doubles to allow for the depth change from the street level to the water. In my opinion, it really is an excellent representation of the actual building, especially at this scale and especially in LEGO!

But you should also judge for yourself. Let us know your thoughts in the comments! And tell us which part of the build is your favourite!

Rocco's Flickr account: https://www.flickr.com/photos/roccobuttliere/albums/72157719714601211/with/51393656640/