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The Washington Monument

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This model is 1803 bricks I can't see making it any smaller and keeping the detail, like the slope of the walls (which I have matched to the actual monuments wall slope [see below]). Other details like the windows and aircraft lights will have to be done with stickers since angled bricks don't come with the appropriate holes. Also the flags will need U.S. flag stickers applied as well. If this is picked up by LEGO then they might see fit to make custom corner pieces to fix the gaps. Other then this I can't figure any other way to close the corners. This is due to the slope of the walls.

Please vote for this build I hope it will join other Architecture line kits LEGO has done.

Below is a little history of the The Washington Monument:

It is 555 feet 5 1⁄8 inches tall, The base dimension of 55 feet square at the base and 35 feet square at the top. The walls of the entire shaft is 500 feet 5 1⁄8 inches. The observation floor (nominally the 500-foot level) is 499 feet 4 1⁄2 inches above the entry lobby floor or lowest landing level. It is 1 1⁄4 inches above the marble base of the pyramidion and the top of the shaft walls. The batter or slope of the outer surface is 0.247 inches per foot (1°11').