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LEGO® MOC – Utah Monolith

The images on this webpage are from a recent MOC (My Own Creation) idea for a LEGO model, built using the free Lego Digital Designer software and rendered with assistance from the free BrickLink Studio software. The MOC images were submitted to Lego Ideas alongside the text which follows:

This model was inspired by the Utah monolith that stood in a red sandstone slot canyon in southeastern Utah. The actual metal monolith, shaped in the form of a triangular prism and near a large crack in the rock, was discovered in November 2020 by state biologists who were conducting a survey of wild sheep in this remote area. It was covertly removed days later by unknown parties, but before then had caught global attention.

Why a LEGO MOC?  Because someone had to.

Also, it makes for a nice display model and maybe a talking point to break the ice with visitors.

The idea shown here aims to overcome the challenges sometimes found when attempting to create a LEGO structure in triangular form. The model's monolith is accompanied by a large boulder, seen in several of the widely-circulated photographs of this peculiar structure. The slot canyon walls, with a vertical "crack" in the rock are mounted on baseplates, along with the monolith and boulder.

Stop Press: At the time of submission, another monolith has appeared… this time in Romania.

© December, 2020

Note that the model design shown here, in its entirety or in part, is copyrighted and therefore no permission is granted to reproduce it for commercial or any other purposes(s).

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