|Independence Hall, complete with clocks|
|The Capitol Building--This one is a monster! It measures over twenty feet wide and six tall,|
and detailed down to the window sills. Very Impressive.
|Though simple in shape, the Washington Monument is unique in that it measures|
over fourteen feet tall, by far the tallest model in the exhibit.
|The Liberty Bell--ACTUAL SIZE! It reminded me very much of the time I saw the real thing,|
and it's even backlit and therefore very hard to photograph, just like the real thing.
|The Supreme Court Building, with myself provided for scale|
|The Statue of Liberty-- not as tall as the Washington monument,|
but incredibly detailed. The brickwork on the pedestal is astounding.
|A statue detail on the Supreme Court Building|
|Notice those same statues in proportion to the rest of the building|
|The White House--surprisingly complete with all of the extensions and out-buildings, thereby making it an impressive|
feat of construction.
|Detail from the Supreme Court--Yes, those are croissants. In white. I have no idea how long it took to|
round up 200 already-rare white croissants, but somehow they did. Job well done.
|Fabric detail from the Statue of Liberty-- it is extremely difficult to make rectangular bricks|
look like smooth, flowing fabric, but these master builders definitely delivered!
|This is a wall detail from the Old North Church, which is built almost entirely|
out of rare dark-tan bricks. Masonry bricks are evenly spaced to look like peeling
paint over brickwork, and a very nice use of a radar dish as a window!
|This is a miniaturized version of the mall where the exhibition was held-- just|
look at the tiny Capitol Building in the center!
|This one was a space-mining operation. A personal point of|
interest is the days-without-accident sign.
|This one was a winter scene with a ski lift and a massive snowman construction project.|
As stated previously, the Roadshow runs until November, traveling to various locations throughout the United States. The schedule for the remainder of the year is as follows:
Stonebriar Mall, Frisco, TX: May 23 – June 7
Mayfair Mall, Wauwatosa, WI: June 12 -28
Kenwood Town Center, Cincinnati, OH: July 3-19
Riverchase Galleria, Hoover, AL: August 20 – September 7
Northpoint Mall, Alpharetta, GA: September 17 – October 4
Christiana Mall, Newark, DE: October 15 – November 1
If you have a chance to get to any of these locations during the exhibition, I highly recommend doing so! These titanic models put a playful and innovative Lego twist on historical icons, and it's almost like touring the East Coast without even going far. Happy Building!