Detroit skyline featured in Lego exhibit on iconic skyscrapers at Henry Ford Museum


Some pretty amazing things can be built with Lego’s simple blocks. It just takes an incredible amount of time.

Nowhere is this more evident than in Towers of Tomorrow, a traveling exhibition on display at the Henry Ford Museum through January 5, 2020. There, visitors can see 20 of the world’s most famous skyscrapers – such as New York’s Empire State Building and China’s Shanghai Tower and Dubai’s Burj Khalifa – built from hundreds of thousands of Lego blocks.

There is also a special exhibit of the Detroit skyline featuring the Guardian, Penobscot, Book Cadillac, and other iconic buildings.

Is it an exact replica of the city? Not exactly. The Detroit Zoo water tower, the Livingstone Memorial Lighthouse on Belle Isle, and the ruined Fort Street Union Depot are some of the buildings that shape this downtown area. But it’s definitely fun and impressive.

The non-Detroit buildings were built by Ryan “The Brickman” McNaught, a certified Lego professional, on a 1/200 scale with more than half a million bricks. The project lasted over 2,400 hours.

According to the Detroit News, the Detroit buildings were all built by local enthusiasts.

More skyscrapers in the exhibition.

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Dusty Kennedy