Chinese Pagoda

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It’s been a longtime since the Buddhism spread from Indian to worldwide, especially in China.
The 1st memory building was named “STUPA” in Indian to memory theBuddha, stored the replics and chanting, mostly it is a tomb of Buddha.
When foreignerslanded in South China, them were taught the 8 corner tower pronounced “Pagoda”.
The word was collected in the dictionary till today, a minus change is to be “Chinese
Pagoda
” to mean the towers in Asian-Pacific area. Today Chinese people call
Pagoda as “Ta” since the word was invented by Ge, Hong in Jin Dynasty. (around
AD 300)
 
I selected 6 typical types of Pagoda to be LEGO model, the superstructure of Pagoda can be separated
by 3 parts as the picture below:
Base, Body, Cha;
  
1.   Basic Stupa
The model reflectsthe main characters of Stupa which is the resource of all pagoda, stupa and
etc.
Flat base;
Hemisphericalbody;
Upside Lotuspetal;
The “CHA” oftower;
 
2.   Lamaist Stupa
The Lamaiststupa was heralded in hemispherical tomb in Fo-kuang Ssu in the latter part of
the tenth century. The earliest Lamaist stupa was built in Xizang, China.
The modelreflects the main characters of Lamaist Stupa
Flat and thinbase;
Higher base (Shu– mi - tso);
Aquarius body “Belly”(The variant of hemispherical body);
Truncated cone Bottle“Neck”
Top “umbrella”;
 
3.   One storied Pagoda
The One storiedPagoda may be the 1st culture combined pagoda in Chinese. It mixedthe different architecture elements from both Chinese and Indian. It more likes
a Chinese pavilion with solid walls and stone or brick roof.
The top of bodyadopts a building technique called “Corbelled brick courses”, they have 2 ways
to be shown, positive and negitive. Using the LEGO parts to build this is a
real challenge. The picture will show you how.
 
You can also seethe “Cha” part is real like the Stupa.
 
4.   Multi-Storied Pagoda
I build the 2storied pagoda only for example. The real Multi-storied Pagoda usually looks
similar with the Multi-Eaved Pagoda. The key of distinguish is to see the
highest eaves, if they are real close, the pagoda shall be Muti-Eaved, others
are Multi-Storied.

5.   Bustling Pagoda
The bustlingpagoda normally use very complex decoration outside, the body sits on a very
high Shu – mi – tso. Some pagoda allows people walk inside to the top.

6.   Multi-Eaved Pagoda
As the nameshows, it has several levels of eaves, I built this model in order to show the
extreme case, the eaves are very close. I also use a wheel as the “umbrella”
part.
 
Through thebuilding progress of these 6 models, you will have a Buddhism trip in Chinese.
Enjoy it!
 
Thanks forsupporting!
Jerry
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MOC-13433

Name Chinese Pagoda
Designer YyBrick
Designed 2017
Parts 793
Theme Architecture
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