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This model was inspired by
the Utah monolith that stood in a red sandstone slot canyon in southeastern
Utah. The actual metal monolith, shaped in the form of a triangular prism and
near a large crack in the rock, was discovered in November 2020 by state
biologists who were conducting a survey of wild sheep in this remote area. It
was covertly removed days later by unknown parties, but before then had caught
Why a LEGO MOC? Because someone had to.
Also, it makes for a nice display model and maybe a talking point to break the ice with visitors.
The idea shown here aims to overcome the challenges sometimes found when attempting to create a LEGO structure in triangular form. The model's monolith is accompanied by a large boulder, seen in several of the widely-circulated photographs of this peculiar structure. The slot canyon walls, with a vertical "crack" in the rock are mounted on baseplates, along with the monolith and boulder.
Stop Press: At the time of submission, another monolith has appeared… this time in Romania.
LDD file available on request.