Mike, that's a neat solution for any box-shaped equipment or building.
Lego is difficult to glue, so I will look up where to get Plastruct glue or a health-friendly Ketone alternative if there is any. This will also allow for adding details. Painting should be ok after a layer of primer (perhaps after sanding the surfaces).
Your Blogger software settings allow only Google user comments so I will just say here I find lots of inspiration - on your modelling blog that is! :grin:
Yes, Lego is hard to glue. But with Plastruct glue it's just like gluing a model kit.
It's sold in hobby shops, art supply shops, places were architects supplies are sold.
And they sell it direct by mail too I think.