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VIDEO: SFU Made Out of Lego


Check out this 62000-brick LEGO model of the Academic Quadrangle area of the Simon Fraser University(SFU) campus in Burnaby. Built and rendered with the free LDraw tools MLCad, LDView and POV-Ray, CosmicXanadu does a great job covering the school in detail. The model includes the Academic Quadrangle, the Bennett Library, and the Convocation Mall. It uses 62559 parts, including 192 doors and 3452 windows, and is over 6 metres long.

This video contains 28 stills and 2 animation sequences, all rendered from POV-Ray.

The SFU campus, built in 1964, is infamous for its contemporary brutalist architecture reminiscent of the 1950s-1970s concrete shopping centres with their myriad of elevated sections and underground corridors and passageways, much of which also gives it a futuristic look and feel which has led to it being used as a filming location for many TV shows (Stargate SG-1, the remake of Battlestar Galactica, Andromeda, The X-Files) and movies (The Groundstar Conspiracy, The Sixth Day, Anti-Trust, The Day the Earth Stood Still), to name but a few. The brutal squareness of all that concrete actually makes it an ideal model to build with LEGO.

For more pictures of the SFU lego project, click HERE.

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