The LEGO Americana Roadshow

The LEGO Americana Roadshow

I absolutely cannot believe my good luck in stumbling on to this display, and on my birthday to boot! I knew this tour was going on, but I had not checked yet to see if it would be in Utah. I kind of assumed it wouldn't be. Bad on me!

We happened to be at Fashion Place Mall on March 10th because I wanted to go to The Container Store and The LEGO Store for my birthday. I was surprised (and delighted) to find out that the LEGO Americana show was happening there at the same time. Cyber Ace (Alex) and I had a great time looking at all the displays. I handed him the map and he guided us through the exhibits.

It was only moderately crowded at 2 p.m. on a Tuesday afternoon so it was a great time to go. It was a little hard to photograph all of the buildings with mall lighting and stores/people in the background, but hopefully you can get a feel for how amazing these structures are.

The Washington Monument. I've seen the real one in DC and I thought they did a great job replicating it here. I love the flags around the base.

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The Liberty Bell was a sight to see. I've never seen the actual one in person.

They even replicated the famous crack and the same misspelling of Pennsylvania as "Pensylvania" that is on the original.

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The Jefferson Memorial is another monument that I've been lucky enough to see in DC and I loved it in LEGO form as well.

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I have not been to the Old North Church, but I would love to see it someday.

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The Statue of Liberty was a highlight during our 2012 trip to New York City and it was great to see it as a LEGO monument.

Alex used his iPhone as his own torch. lol!

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The White House is an amazing building and I've even been inside the real one for a short tour. I loved the LEGO version!

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Independence Hall is a place that I've never been, but we have watched National Treasure so we joked about wondering if Ben Franklin's glasses were hidden in one of the bricks.

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The Supreme Court building was getting a facelift when we saw it in DC, but it was still beautiful. The details on the LEGO Supreme Court were really neat as well.

Unfortunately, I forgot to take a picture of the sign for this one. Oh well. I really love the detail on the top of the building.

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The Lincoln Memorial was my very favorite monument when I saw it in person. It is also very stunning in LEGO form.

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The most impressive piece of the display was definitely the Capitol Building.  Just like the real structure (which I've been to), it was a massive and sprawling work. The dome is a masterpiece for sure.

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Pretty amazing! If you are in the Salt Lake area, I totally recommend getting to Fashion Place before March 22, 2015. If you are hoping to catch the LEGO Americana Roadshow on tour, here is a schedule of the remaining stops.

Disney Films Project

Disney Films Project

The JouJou toy store at The Grand America

The JouJou toy store at The Grand America