LEGO’s version of the Sydney Opera House: architecture.lego.com
From Model designer – Adam Reed Tucker
The powerful form this iconic structure possesses created unique and difficult challenges. Whereas with previous models I was equally concerned with the form, proportions, scale, color, texture and overall composition, in this challenge I was solely concerned with the peaks of the roof shells. Everything else could be a bit off here and there, but get those peaks wrong and the entire essence of the poetic form would be compromised.
Believe it or not the idea for capturing the form came to me while building a model of Buzz Lightyear™. His boots used these specialized curved elements which just happened to be white, requiring even less imagination to see these replicating those very identifiable peaks. A few hinges later, some creative staggering here & there and soon the model just built itself.
This is a valuable example of how sometimes relying less on your pure imagination and utilizing something to generate inspiration instead can be just as successful.