LEGO sets these days to cost a lot but have you ever thought about how much it would cost to build a full-size landmark with Lego? ToyZone decided to estimate how many bricks you would need and the correct cost of building full size replicas of 10 world landmarks: The Taj Mahal, The Statue of Liberty, Big Ben and the House of Parliament, The Burj Khalifa, The Eiffel Tower, The White House, The Colosseum, The Brandenburg Gate, The Old Trafford, and Disney Castle. Check out below how much each landmark cost with Lego.
Our first step was to create the scene using Studio 2.0 software, which includes a complete library of all Lego pieces, colors, shapes, patterns, and other details. We made a few changes to the official Lego instructions for the landmark sets, to make sure the scaled-up landmarks looked as close to the real things as possible.
Once we’ve built the initial 3D structure, a specialised program was used to recreate the exact coordinates that were used in photos of the real landmarks photos. This meant when we put the 3D model in our photo backdrop, it has the same position, height, depth as the original landmark.
When the model is in the right position, in our modelling software we set up the camera, lighting and base texture so they looked as similar as possible to the real structure. An artificial 3D sun was used to replicate the lights of a real photo, so that the shadows are in the right position.
Before we rendered the finished images, we wrapped the models in a texture that simulates smaller blocks, adding color to large chunks of bricks to give them that Lego look.