I’m back!! My time in Japan was precious, but we will save that for another time. One of the most inspirational monument was the Tokyo Sky Tree (スカイツリー), in Japan everyone just calls it “Skytree”. One word or two, we will never know…
When I first came to Tokyo, this was the first thing I saw, I lived right next to it. It’s not blocking any views because IT IS THE VIEW! I never went to visit it at all until I met up with a friend who suggested it. Maybe I didn’t want to go alone? In the end we just reached the entrance, but didn’t end up entering, because… well I don’t know something to do with tickets being sold out or along those lines. However I am definitely going to the top on my next trip to Japan!
As you walk closer to this structure, you start to feel overwhelmed, it’s freaking huge. It has sort of a large aura. At night it lights up check it out.
More on the Skytree some other time. Today we will be building a nanoblock version. They sell nanoblock everywhere in Japan. It is like lego but tinier, thus allowing far more detail. Also increasing difficulty, and decreasing stability.
In the lower portion of the box, there is a window to show you how small the parts really are. Also there is a difficulty indicator, 5 blocks of difficulty! Oh my god?! I am new to these things please go easy on me.
I want Tokyo Tower too!!
You can also buy an LED plate to replace the original base for the light gimmick. I think it’s pretty cool, but I don’t know if I would buy it. We’ll have to see.
Here are the contents of the box.
This doesn’t actually look too bad. Being a lego expert when I was a child. Finally something challenging!
Well that was easy.
Crap here comes the difficult part.
It took a while but I made it in the end.
I assume those green blocks are meant to represent the trees at the front, here I even got a picture.
After this part it gets quite easy.
Well now that the tower is built, we can finally start on the observation deck.
Never underestimate the power of nanoblocks. “Ooh this part looks easy”, but I was wrong, took hours (well a very long time) to put these together, they kept on falling apart.
Now to add some realistic looking trees, and we are done!
Looks stunning! Absolute worth the effort!
Total build time is about 4 hours! Next up is Tokyo Tower!!