If you thought your Lego construction skills were formidable, check out what H.K. Leung has built: a Lego replica of the Fifth Avenue Apple Store, complete with see-through spiral staircase and glass cube on top. It’s incredible.
Cult of Mac asked H.K.: How did you do it?
“The idea of this project began few years ago, when i first began the construction of the glass exterior cube using the SNOT (Stud-Not-On-top) technique for a smooth surface on all sides.
“It got stalled for two years because I couldn’t make the spiral staircase to my own satisfaction. The transparent pieces I needed weren’t in production.”
“The project reignited just before Christmas 2011, when I came up with a new approach to the staircase design. It was 80% complete in two weeks, but I spent the next four months adding details. I added LED lights beneath the exterior glass wall, built-in ceiling lights (3 sets of DIODER by IKEA), again using SNOT – it looks amazing.
“I worked on different product displays, the Genius Bar, Apple Store logo (build entirely with Lego – NOT a sticker), and an array of customized minifigs – baby in stroller, lady in wheelchair, and a couple on a Segway (about 50 minifigs in all).”
The end results clearly show the time H.K. has devoted to the project.
The last Lego Apple Store we featured was this smaller one, but I think H.K.’s takes it to a whole new level. Even the tables that Apple likes to use are perfectly recreated.
It’s also not the first time we’ve featured H.K.’s work on the pages of Cult of Mac – regular readers might remember his amazing Lego Leica M9 that Charlie posted about a while ago.