Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Cityscape Photos

by Tyler, age 7, Minnesota, USA.

"He really wanted to make each individual building a single solid color so that they would stand out better from one another. He did not want to scale it down. When we took the photo we could see he was indeed right. They kind of merge into one another."

This is a dynamic construction. I love the layering of the three buildings and the different architectural elements that set each structure apart. I'm really glad you didn't use a solid color for each building! This way looks like many different floors with lights on and off. The subtle reflection of the buildings on the table top are reminiscent of a cityscape being reflected in a body of water. Wonderful!

by Josh, age 5, Minnesota, USA.

"Wants to pretend that his city scape is a sky scraper even though it is very small. Tyler says to a germ, it is a sky scraper."

Very nice. I love the tapered construction you used and the multi colored bricks. Your design also has a nice reflection cast on the table top making this grand building look like it sits on a river bank. And yes, this would indeed be a skyscraper to a germ!

by Aaron, age 5, Tucson Arizona, USA.

"This is Downtown Phoenix and the green building in the center is the Arizona Science Center. It has four stories just like the real one. I made it like a map so you can see it from the side or above."

Great low profile construction! I love the maze like design. Interesting that you used a lot of flat pieces, they do a great job of mapping out building location and street space. Very nice!

by David H, age 10, London, Ontario, Canada.

"This is Toronto, where the CN Tower stands. The Rogers Centre is next to it, where the Toronto Blue Jays play - MY TEAM!!! I've been there twice to watch a game, and both times they did great!!!"

Wonderful construction of the CN Tower and the Rogers Centre, they both look so realistic! I love that you built big and I especially liked your attention to detail in the background. Nice sky like backdrop!

by Cole, age 4, Nova Scotia, Canada.

"This is a pirate standing on the gate of the city. The city is called Pirate Ocean Fort."

Wonderful gate into the city! It really reminds me of the Arc de Triomphe in Paris. This makes a perfect lookout point for this serious looking pirate. I love that you photographed this creation outside, that looks like the vast gardens behind the gate.

by Reece, age 8, Nova Scotia, Canada.

"This is a cityscape. There are three buildings and a swimming pool. The people going out on the thin brick diving board are divers. The person in the white and red is the life guard. There is one person in the water. The other buildings show other people getting a better view."

Fabulous! I love your LEGO people, they are a simple, yet ingenious design! Great varying heights of your buildings and the addition of the swimming pool creates such a fun place. I think your monotone color scheme works very well with this design.

by Nathan, age 10 and Jonathan age 6 Cincinnati, OH USA

"We made our cityscape around a park. There is a school, sidewalk and a pool. We made the cityscape a place where people would want to work, play, and relax."

This is a city I would like to live in! What great urban planners you both are! You've created a gathering place of green space to enjoy the beauty of nature, while still being able to work, learn and play. Brilliant!

by Maya, age 5, Oakland, Florida, USA.

"Dinosaur City."

A city for Dinosaurs, how cool! I love all the little details, like the rope ladder, the rainbow and all the wonderful foliage for them to eat. You're created a magical place!

by Eric, age 7, Oakland, Florida, USA.

"The City of Stilts. This city takes pride in their elevated, urban, rooftop green spaces."

Wow, this is one of the coolest cities I have ever seen! Those rooftop gardens are beautiful and do so many good things like provide habitat for the wildlife and temperature control for the people in the city. This is such a compelling design, I love the stilts! The fact that cars and people can walk under the buildings is brilliant.

by Adrienne, age 13, South Western Ontario, Canada.

"This a city block I invented with a white hospital building in the centre."

I love the different shapes and designs you used for each building. I think the individual colors for each building really enhanced this construction. Very dynamic to have such varying heights in each creation. Compact, yet detailed.

by Tinky, age 7 and The boy, age 7, Michigan, USA.

"The kids built their own city. It has a clock tower, gas station with drive in parking for cars, and a Police station. This is one compact city."

Compact indeed. This is a metropolis! I can almost hear to buzz of this fast paced city. I think the combination of DUPLO and LEGO worked very nicely together. It gives a sense of scale to each building. The DUPLO worked perfectly to create the effect of the tops of buildings.

by Austyn, Age 6.5, Ontario, Canada.

"We are suppose to be going to Toronto so that I can see sky scrapers up close. My Mom showed me a picture of Toronto on the internet so I made the CN Tower and the rest of the city I made after that. The CN Tower is my favourite because for many years it was the tallest free standing structure in the world and it's Canadian."

This is a great aerial view of Toronto. I love all the tall building shapes and the streets way down below, between the structures. I feel like I'm in a helicopter, looking down. Your placement of each structure seems random, yet planned making this look so much like a real city. The CN Tower you've created is awesome, I hope you enjoy seeing it in person!

by Wesely, age 6, Greenville, South Carolina, USA.

"This is called Dog City. There's all kinds of dogs hidden in there. You enter the city by going across the water under the yellow archway."

Great, highly detailed city construction. I love the addition of all the hidden dogs! Be sure to click on the photo to see it enlarged to help you find all the dogs. I see the stepping stones to cross the water under the cool bridge, and is that a zip line!? There are so many interesting elements to this creation it begs for a long look at it.

by Patrick age 13, Ryan age 11, and Brendon age 9, Lockport, Illinois, USA.

"This Lego City was created one day while I was sick and couldn't homeschool them. It took them about 4 hours. The train runs through the city."

Totally fantastic, elaborate, industrial looking city. Nice collaboration you three did! There is so much happening here with tons of detail make sure you click on the image to see it larger. I do really enjoy the juxtaposition of the natural green space with large bodies of water right next to the industrialized train station.

by Tal, age 11, Southern California, USA.

"Title: Tal's City
A small city with a population of 250, there's a business district and a residential district. And there's even a REALLY BIG park. I designed mini Lego cars especially for this quest. You can also see some interesting architecture. Done in Lego Digital Designer."

This is a sophisticated urban design! The vast green space that meets the residential area and then merges into down town is so interesting. Your LEGO car design is simple and smart and some of your tall structures are so unique! Love the backdrop you used in Digital Designer, reminds me of the Canadian Rockies.