Guess I haven't posted pics here of the National Mall

I'm working on building and lighting the National Mall in Washington D.C.  This is just the Washington Monument Grounds, which was my test case to see if Brickstuff lighting would work with microscale architecture...and it does!! in a spectacular way.  So I'm now finishing out the rest of the east side of the Mall all the way up to the Capitol Building and am just beginning to add lighting to that portion of the build.

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    • MS
    • manny_sanchez
    • 2 yrs ago
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    Any updates on this project?  I'd love to see some pictures.

    • WRTyler
    • -the National Mall guy-
    • wrTyler
    • 2 yrs ago
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    MS Glad you have an interest.  Much has happened over the past couple of years.  Here are some of my favorite photos.

     I'm putting lights back inside the buildings along with adding exterior lights to the grounds around them.  This is the National Museum of American History.

    This version of the display has a blurry, blue-looking Washington Monument in the background.  It was done to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11, so a Saturn V rocket is being "projected" onto the Monument as was done for the actual anniversary event.


     The east side of the US Capitol.  My LEGO version on top, the real thing on the bottom.  Trying to make it as close to the real thing as I can.  (In the top picture, it's just the front facade made out of LEGO.  Portions of the roof and the dome are stolen from the bottom picture and Photoshopped in.)


     The west side of the Capitol with interior lighting, the dome lit and the lights lining the sidwalks on Capitol Hill.  (No photoshopping here.)


     This is the south side of the Capitol with the lights that line the top of the retaining wall.


     And this is what I'm currently working the Mall and streets from the Capitol to 14th Street.  All the new lighting is using Brickstuff's BrickPixel Arduino control system, so the lighting will be computer controlled.  A lot more work, but a ton of flexibility.

    I'm shooting to have a large chunk of it finished for Bricks Cascade 2022 in Portland this coming March.

    You can see more of my current work in the BrickPixel section of the forums here.

    And hey...thanks for asking!!


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