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Walt Disney Animation Studios

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This iconic building in Burbank, California, is the home of Walt Disney Animation Studios, where Disney animators create some of the biggest animated movies of all time. Officially known as the Roy E. Disney Building, the structure was completed in 1994 by Robert A.M. Stern Architects. The building's signifying feature is Mickey's sorcerer hat, acting as a roof over the front entrance, as well as the word "ANIMATION" displayed prominently on the roof structure.

I created this model because this building is my second home. When I arrive work each day, the sorcerer's hat reminds me of the magic I get to help create. As a fan of architecture and LEGO, I thought this building would be a fun challenge to recreate. At the time of this submission, I, like many people, am forced to work from home, so this serves as a small reminder of where we'll get to return to soon!

My original model is grayscale, which you can see in the photos, which included a brick built animation sign. After recreating it digitally, I was able to improve some details, add color, and add additional detail that celebrates animation, including a traditional animation desk and animator, a modern one with a computer, and the classic signpost on the studio lot. I think this would be a great item for fans of Disney and architecture, and a great addition to anyone's Lego architecture collection.