The Lego Architecture line has proven to be extremely popular. Which has lead to a whole lot of people creating their own Architecture inspired creations. This is the Monasterio de El Escorial built by Gabriel Riutort. The Monasterio de El Escorial is a residence of the King of Spain, located in San Lorenzo de El Escorial. Construction of the building started in 1563 and completed in 1584. The Lego version would be built from 1000+ bricks, and contain the whole landmark. The red roof of the monastery is extremely iconic, as is the symmetrical system of rooms surrounding the main building. Even the Gardens of the Friars is instantly recognizable. The best part is the inclusion of a mock box, set in the typical design of the Lego Architecture theme.
You can check out more information about the Monasterio de El Escorial MOC, built by Gabriel Riutort, over on Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/parda/16281642769/
This Lego Tiger’s Nest Monastery (also known as Paro Taktsang, and Taktsang Palphug Monastery) is the creation of Anu Pehrson. This is an extremely accurate Lego MOC, almost every major detail from the real life inspiration is represented here. The four main temples have been expertly recreated. With the red, brown, gold, and white color palette accurately represented too. Even the windows match up with the source. The original model took over 8 months to create using 200,000 Lego pieces. This Lego Tiger’s Nest Monastery is a great example of a project that is never complete. The current model is up to version 1.2, with landscaping and prayer flags added in the previous updates.
The original temple was built in 1692 at the location of the Taktsang Senge Samdup cave. A holy site where Guru Padmasambhava meditated for 3 years, 3 months, 3 weeks, 3 days, and 3 hours. The temple is credited as being built by Gyalse Tenzin Rabgye. Today the temple is an icon in Bhutan, hosting the Tsechu festival in the Spring. Comparing the real temple to this Lego creation shows just how much detail and work went into this. Even the Lego landscaping is mostly accurate to the real life source.
With a Lego model like this it is usually hard to appreciate the scale of the work. This is a huge display. Easily 6+ feet wide and 3+ feet tall. In fact the designer, Anu Pehrson, has posed next to her work in order for people to understand the scope of this Lego Tiger’s Nest Monastery.
Check out all the details of Tiger’s Nest Monastery (Paro Taktsang) over on Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/anupehrson/15433956257/