December 13-19, 1998
Erik's Fortuna Journal
Grand-prize winner of Erik Wilson's 1998 rec.toys.lego Ancient LEGO Building Contest,
the Sanctuary of Fortuna Primigenia by Erik Olson is a tribute to ancient Italy's largest temple complex.
Measuring five feet in width and covering many baseplates, this model is as grand as it is inviting.
The blue-grounded courtyard is actually the top side of the bottom-most level,
whose giant interior must really have been something to explore.
Although the real temple contains yet one more level beneath,
the essence of the temple is captured beautifully.
You can even see quite a few in-progress construction photos.