As the only venue in California to host The LEGO® Monument Tour, I got to see up-close and personal American’s famous landmarks recreated using thousands of LEGO® bricks. The one-of-a-kind, large-scale models of American landmarks made completely out of LEGO® bricks by LEGO® Master Builders takes over Glendale Galleria and is visually stunning with fun facts. Featured landmarks include: the U.S. Capitol Building, White House, Supreme Court, Washington Monument, Jefferson Memorial, Lincoln Memorial, Statue of Liberty, Independence Hall, the Liberty Belland the Old North Church. Nearly 1 million bricks were used in the construction of all the models. AND…a rep from the Lego company told me that it took over 1700 hours with four people building the structures.
With the Lego Batman movie on the horizon and the first installment even garnering an Oscar nod, I have a confession. Legos were not my thing growing up, but this tour has kinda changed my mind. They were absolutely fascinating to watch and the respect I have for someone who would spend that much time into recreating these historic monuments was wonderful to behold. Check out this kid I spied on creating a giant Lego Pacman or this other creation the piqued the interest of Former President Barack Obama.
Children of all ages are welcome to build whatever their imaginations dream up at the LEGO® Brick Play Area.
The LEGO® Monument Tour is open and FREE to the public. Guests are encouraged to take selfies at various replicas throughout the shopping center and post them on their social media pages using #LEGOAmericana. For more information, please visit www.GlendaleGalleria.com. The exhibit’s last day in California is May 29th. Trust me, it will absolutely blow your mind. Nearly 1 million bricks were used in the construction of all the models.
WHEN: Now – Monday, May 29
Glendale Galleria Mall hours: Monday – Saturday, 10 am – 9 pm; Sunday, 11:00am – 7:00pm
As a little sneak peek video…Here is what it looked like when I was given a private tour.
The LEGO® Monument Tour Fun Facts
- The LEGO Supreme Court is built at 1:54 scale and is almost 10 feet long
- It was built-in 450 hours by three LEGO Master Builders
Statue of Liberty
- The LEGO Statue of Liberty is built at 1:25 scale and is over 9 feet tall
- It took 320 hours to build by three LEGO Master Builders
Old North Church
- The LEGO Old North Church is built at 1:32 scale and is 3 feet, 11 ¼ inches long
- It was built-in 200 hours by three LEGO Master Builders
- The LEGO Jefferson Memorial is built at 1:51 scale and is 1.8 feet tall
- It was built-in 230 hours by three LEGO Master Builders
US Capitol Building
- The LEGO Capitol Building is 25 feet, 7 inches long compared to the actual building’s 751 feet, 4 inches
- The real Capitol building is 288 feet tall while the LEGO building is about 10 feet tall
- The LEGO building was designed at a 1:29 scale, and it took a team of eight builders 1,700 hours to complete
- The LEGO Washington Monument is built at 1:35 scale and is 503 bricks tall, or 15 feet, ten inches
- It was assembled by a team of three builders in 250 hours, and was built-in sections which were later stacked on top of each other.
- The structure at the base of the display is the new visitor screening center, which was approved in 2014 and will be constructed in the next set of upgrades to the monument
- The LEGO White House is built at a 1:30 scale, and is 80 bricks tall, or 2 ½ feet
- It took four model builders 825 hours to complete
- The LEGO Lincoln Memorial is built at 1:25 scale and is 8 feet wide
- It was built-in 475 hours by four LEGO Master Builders