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Temple of Kukulkan (El Castillo)

Temple of Kukulkan (El Castillo)

The Story:
Chichén Itzá, located in the Yucatan Peninsula, is known for its famous archeological site, The Temple of Kukulkan. Built in the Late Classic Period between 800 and 1000 AD, the ancient Mesoamerican pyramid was dedicated to the feathered serpent god Kukulkan. The Temple of Kukulkan is an impressive architectural masterpiece that stands 30 meters high.
About the Build:
Standing 22 cm tall, the Temple of Kukulkan model captures the most iconic traits of the Mesoamerican structure. For historical accuracy, this model includes two serpent heads, four staircases, nine levels, and an altar at the top of the main pyramid. In addition, in recent archeology discoveries, two temples were discovered underneath the current Temple of Kulkulkan and confirming that the Mayans had previously built two pyramids underneath the main temple. This model introduces a nesting doll mechanic where each of the pyramid sections can be removed to see the previous version underneath.  

My inspiration for this build stems from my appreciation of unique construction techniques, complexity in mathematics, and astronomy used in creating the Temple during the Mayan civilization era. I wanted to create a model that captures the most significant highlights of the Temple of Kukulkan that would be a lot of fun to build and display in your collection.
I hope that with your support by liking, commenting, and sharing my design we can turn the Temple of Kukulkan into an official Lego Ideas set!
Thank you,
AJL Bricks

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