Bentonville Arkansas Temple Sculpture
The Bentonville Arkansas Temple was announced in October 2019 by Church President Russell M. Nelson. It will be built on an 8.8-acre site located at 1101 McCollum Road. Plans call for a single-story temple of approximately 25,000 square feet with a center spire.
I built a 3D model using the reference photos from the official press release:
The first prototype came out really well. It is made of the same material as Lego bricks. I am making a few additional tweaks to the geometry to make it even sharper.
Additional Project Updates
Update - January 2022
I uploaded a revised model to Thingiverse that should be more print-friendly, including a chamfered edge under the overhanging surfaces for better support. I also removed the base, which was too thin when printed at a smaller scale.
Update - Sept 2021
The stake hosted a thank-you dinner for the temple construction workers. I was honored to contribute around 80 miniature models that each worker received as a souvenir for their valuable service.
Update - October 2020
I stared this project last week and this is a work in progress. I am thinking about taking orders and making them for people in the area. Reach out to me if you would be interested in purchasing one of these models.