LEGO Americana

I don't know how you spent your Fourth of July / Independence Day, but I took a tour of the nation's monuments in LEGO-land!

 Statue of Liberty, 320 hours to assemble at 1:25 scale.

Statue of Liberty, 320 hours to assemble at 1:25 scale.

 Jefferson Memorial, 230 hours to assemble at 1:51 scale.  There's a miniature Jefferson statue inside, but it's too dark to really see.

Jefferson Memorial, 230 hours to assemble at 1:51 scale.  There's a miniature Jefferson statue inside, but it's too dark to really see.

 Lincoln Memorial, 475 hours to assemble at 1:25 scale.  Lincoln is clearly visible, and so are the pennies and nickels people have thrown inside!

Lincoln Memorial, 475 hours to assemble at 1:25 scale.  Lincoln is clearly visible, and so are the pennies and nickels people have thrown inside!

And I wasn't the only one enjoying the sights!  There was much selfie photography goin on.  Which is roughly equivalent to rejoicing.  (...Perhaps humor that references British comedy is out of place in a post celebrating Independence Day?  I'll have to think about that.)

 Washington Monument, 250 hours to assemble at 1:35 scale.

Washington Monument, 250 hours to assemble at 1:35 scale.

 Liberty Bell, 430 hours to assemble at ACTUAL SIZE.  Though this bell could never be rung, since it's not at all hollow.

Liberty Bell, 430 hours to assemble at ACTUAL SIZE.  Though this bell could never be rung, since it's not at all hollow.

 Independence Hall, 570 hours to assemble at 1:12 scale.

Independence Hall, 570 hours to assemble at 1:12 scale.

 The U.S. Supreme Court Building, 450 hours to assemble at 1:54 scale.  I like this photo from the back, because of the people looking on, but the "front entrance" is on the other side, with two LEGO statues and a noticeable yellow/gold door.

The U.S. Supreme Court Building, 450 hours to assemble at 1:54 scale.  I like this photo from the back, because of the people looking on, but the "front entrance" is on the other side, with two LEGO statues and a noticeable yellow/gold door.

 The White House, 825 hours to assemble at 1:30 scale.  I waited for a chance to glimpse the little LEGO president or some secret service figures, but no luck.

The White House, 825 hours to assemble at 1:30 scale.  I waited for a chance to glimpse the little LEGO president or some secret service figures, but no luck.

 Old North Church, 200 hours to assemble at 1:32 scale.

Old North Church, 200 hours to assemble at 1:32 scale.

 The U.S. Capitol Building, 1700 hours to assemble at 1:29 scale.  The little LEGO statue at the top of the spire raises more than 10 feet into the air!  I tried to get a good photo of him, but I should have brought a DSLR instead of my little all-in-one pocket camera.

The U.S. Capitol Building, 1700 hours to assemble at 1:29 scale.  The little LEGO statue at the top of the spire raises more than 10 feet into the air!  I tried to get a good photo of him, but I should have brought a DSLR instead of my little all-in-one pocket camera.

Want to see more?  There were also five or six displays inside glass boxes, and these were full of minifigures doing funny things.  Some of the figures who made their appearance were Emmet, Wyldstyle, President Business, Vitruvius, Princess Unikitty, Groot, Bart Simpson, Lisa, Homer, Maggie, and Grandpa Simpson, Abraham Lincoln and George Washington. 

I have lots of photos!  :)