Maritime Lego fans got together at the Museum of Natural History last Thursday, to build a fantasy world that will run through the holiday season.
The Lego exhibition Bricks by the Sea was first established in 2003 by enterprise architect and hardcore Lego fan, Owen Grace, who still organizes the annual event. He also created a community for Maritime Lego enthusiasts called MariLUG.
Grace said the best part of Lego building is “having a conversation with someone and having them remember something from their childhood.”
“(It’s) a triggering memory for people who are looking at it,” he said.
This year’s showcase employs about 20,000 Lego bricks to feature a 20-metre-long fantasy cityscape that includes elements from movie and television favourites such as Home Alone and the Marvel cinematic universe.
The showcase also features individual Lego creations, including the Titanic, characters from the Simpsons and the Disney movie Wall-E.
The showcase continues until Jan. 6.
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