My own pictures and from the internet, as well as aerial photos of Erik-Woe with the drone were the basis for my planning. By Dr. -Ing. Martino La Torre I was thankfully given more pictures, which were a great help to me and Berthold Buchner’s book, Wiesbaden – Baukunst und historische Entwicklung, has beautifully illustrated information about the building.
So in February and March 2021 I started to implement the construction with Lego®. I started to determine the size, but the shape of the building suited me very well. A square floor plan made it easy for me and I decided to use a 32 base plate. The scale of about 1:70 resulted from this. But that would also mean that it would not be very detailed. One of the pictures I received showed the chapel as an outline, which allowed me to measure the vertical and horizontal distances between the individual elements and then convert them into a Lego grid.
In reality, the building is built of very light sandstone and has 5 gilded domes. I decided to build the chapel in white, because it seems that way from a distance. Tan/Beige would have been way too dark.
The golden domes could not be realized with the available parts of Lego. So I decided to build them in yellow.
|Number of bricks:||ca. 5.500|
|Time to build:||90 hours in 4 weeks|
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