Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Parthenon

Overlooking modern Athens, the Parthenon is a reminder of days long gone. This icon of ancient Greece was a temple to the goddess Athena, patron of the city. It was built between 447 and 438 BC and housed a huge statue of Athena, though this wasn't really the site of sacrifices or other religious rites. In subsequent eras this was repurposed as a Christian church and a Muslim mosque. Torsten Scheer and Bruno Kurth built this microscale version.



This microscale creation was part of a huge collaborative display by European LEGO builders. Conceived by Tobias Reichling and Bruno Kurth, five builders constructed a huge (fifteen square meters) LEGO map of Europe and twenty different people contributed forty-four microscale versions of famous European landmarks.

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