ASU Gammage Tempe, Arizona
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ASU Gammage, or Grady Gammage Memorial Auditorium, was designed by the American architect Frank Lloyd Wright. While several LEGO architecture sets based on Wright's works, ASU Gammage is, in fact, one of his last projects and he never saw it come to life.
Frank Lloyd Wright worked with his close friend, then President of Arizona State University, Mr. Grady Gammage to make this theatre a reality. Located in Tempe, Arizona, the building’s construction began in 1962, and was completed in 1964. Today, this magnificent building celebrates its 50th anniversary, continues to present the best of Broadway, and is on the National Register of Historic Places.
This LEGO replica uses an intricate combination of tan, dark tan, and dark orange to convey the original structure's beautiful 57 terracota colors. In addition, the LEGO architecture is attached to a sturdy base, featuring a nameplate similar to the beloved LEGO Architecture series.
ASU Gammage has provided Tempe and the rest of the Valley with outstanding performances, from off broadway productions to local music performances, to even the site of the 2004 Presidential debate!
Below are the stats for this new project I have made:
- Bricks: Around 750
- Design and build time: About 1 month (not including awaiting parts)
- Designer's Note: There are a few aspects of the structure not included, such as the pillars and decor on the ramps. I'm looking into ways to add this, which is quite complicated given the small scale of the set.
Thank you for all of your votes, support, and suggestions for the set. I am always open to improvements and would love to hear your thoughts on this set.
***This project was created by Kyle M. Wright, TheWrightBricks***