LEGO Versions of Colo. Landmarks Headline Exhibit

· May 25, 2012, 4:02 pm

The History Colorado Center opens an exhibit this weekend that includes Colorado landmarks like the National Cash Register Building and Bent’s Fort made entirely of LEGOS.

“LEGO-rado” is a 700-foot display that features a few familiar sights as well as fanciful designs from the Colorado & Wyoming LEGO User Group.  Four themed sections of the exhibit include Geological Colorado, Old Town Colorado, Contemporary Colorado and Future Colorado. A train track circles all four areas.

The display took twelve builders over two months to build and install.

“The display is an artistic interpretation, not meant to be truly historical or completely serious, and made to inspire young builders to envision their surroundings past, present and future in a fun and refreshing way,” builder Jessica Rigney said.

History Colorado is offering LEGO building workshops for a chance to learn from experts  how to make something new from old LEGO sets.

LEGO-rado opens to the public Saturday, May 26, after a members-only preview Friday night. The display continues through August 1.

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