#192 Sagrada Família
A paper model with some LED effects thrown in for atmosphere!
Here’s a quick video of the finished kit:
The Basílica i Temple Expiatori de la Sagrada Família has been under construction since 1882. The magnitude of the vision driving the project - both physically and creatively - is striking, especially at first hand.
Update: 99% Invisible recently published a fantastic documentary podcast on La Sagrada Família
Then you see the work in progress - the cranes, scaffolding, workers scurrying around the site. But that is what I think really brings it to life. This is not a frozen, finished statement of something other-worldy. It’s a vibrant expression of the hope and aspirations of a whole bunch of people working together.
In other words, it is the ultimate maker project! Personally, I think it will be a sad day when someone declares it actually “finished”.
So at the extreme other end of the maker-scale is this neat little paper nano Sagrada Familia kit that I picked up in my travels.
I’ve “electrified” it to some extent with some LowVoltageGlowingLEDs that animate the background, just running off a 1.5V supply. Although I think I could have slowed down the LEDs even further.
A nice effect I think..
Especially at night:
There’s not too much to the build. Just follow the instructions! A few points to note:
- I’ve mounted this on half a business-card case (to fit the electronics)
- I started using super-glue (because that’s all I had handy). It stained the cardboard, so I had to do a touch-up with paint. I should have a bit more patience and wait to get the right tools first!