WTC Twin Towers & Vista International Hotel 1979 Reaches 10,000 Supporters on LEGO Ideas

5th October 2023

LEGO Ideas WTC Twin Towers & Vista International Hotel 1979 project
LEGO Ideas WTC Twin Towers & Vista International Hotel 1979 project

The WTC Twin Towers & Vista International Hotel 1979 project has reached 10,000 supporters on LEGO Ideas and now enters the third review round of 2023.

The project depicts the famous skyscrapers as seen in 1979, when the 110m radio mast, that sat on the top of the north tower, was completed. At this time, the Vista International Hotel was under construction beside the towers, which is shown in the design.

LEGO Ideas WTC Twin Towers & Vista International Hotel 1979 project

As well as the twin skyscrapers and hotel, the model also includes the WTC plaza with its three sculptures: The Sphere, The Cloud Fortress and the Ideogram. There are also numerous plants and trees, and the American flag. Around the edge of the project's base is a road with several vehicles depicted, including New York's famous yellow taxis, some red double-decker tourist buses, and a stretch limousine.

LEGO Ideas WTC Twin Towers & Vista International Hotel 1979 project
LEGO Ideas WTC Twin Towers & Vista International Hotel 1979 project

The project is built to microscale, like sets from LEGO's Architecture theme, and stands at a colossal 72.7cm tall. It contains 2,999 pieces, including a large number of printed window pieces, which would be a challenge for LEGO to include in the final design, should the project be approved, as this would add significantly to the cost.

There's no doubt this is an impressive display model that would look great alongside LEGO's other New York-inspired Architecture sets, such as the 21046 Empire State Building and 21042 Statue of Liberty.

The six other projects to have achieved 10K supporters in the current review round are listed below:

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Posted by Graham on 5th October 2023

Graham is a passionate LEGO collector, who has a penchant for the Castle, Pirates, and Western themes. You can usually find him monitoring the latest developments and giving his opinion on what's hot and not in the LEGO world.