MEGATech Showcase: LEGO Buildings Beth Snyder May 29, 2015 Features Does anyone ever really grow out of LEGO? I don’t think so! There are more LEGO playsets available than I can even begin to wrap my head around, and they’re adding more all the time. You can build pretty much anything you want with a little creativity and structural knowledge, but the pre-made kits are pretty neat as well. Today we’re going to look at a few different structures made entirely of LEGO, all in purchasable kits. First up is the one pictured above, the Trevi Fountain. Made entirely of LEGO bricks, the fountain consists of 731 pieces and is recommended for ages 12 and above. It measures 5? (14cm) tall, 7? (20cm) wide and 5? (14cm) deep, and includes clear blue “water” bricks as well as the gray/white bricks to emulate the Travertine stone of which the fountain is carved. Also included in the kit is a booklet with details on the design, history, and architecture of the fountain. This kit costs about $45.00 US. Source: 7 Gadgets From an Italian square to a town square, let’s check out the LEGO Creator Detective’s Office. This one comes with a whopping 2,262 pieces and is recommended for ages 16 and up. It comes with 16 minifigs and almost innumerable little details that make it interesting. In addition to the detective’s office, you also get to build a barbershop and pool hall, so your inner Sam Spade can live a well-balanced life. Price on this one is $159.99 US. Source: Nerd Approved I’ve always loved the Lincoln Memorial; it’s one of the few memories I have from visiting Washington, DC as a small child. Now I can build one to keep on my dresser! This LEGO version of the memorial contains 274 pieces and is recommended for ages 12 and above. There is a booklet included which details the architecture, history, and design of the memorial, which is actually a pretty neat story. Measuring 2″ (6cm) tall, 4″ (12cm) wide and 3″ (9cm) deep, this one costs about $29.00 US. Source: 7 Gadgets I love this long time! The Simpsons Kwik-E-Mart in all its glory, with a whole host of minifigs to populate it, is brilliant! It’s got opening rear walls, a hidden vegetable garden, Chief Wiggum’s patrol car, fully stocked shelves, and a ridiculous amount of detail. Containing 2,179 pieces and measuring 5? (14cm) high, 14? (38cm) wide and 10? (27cm) deep, the Kwik-E-Mart costs $199.99 US. Source: Gadget Review I’ve never been to the Flatiron Building, but I’ve always wanted to. This version measures just 5″ (15cm) tall, 3″ (8cm) wide and 4″ (11cm) deep, but it’s a start. As with all the LEGO Architecture kits, this one includes a booklet detailing the design, architecture, and history of the building. It contains 471 pieces, and costs $39.99 US. Source: 7 Gadgets This is not a LEGO product! Now that that’s out of the way, isn’t it grand? It makes me giggle every time I look at it, and that’s why I included it. This one is made by Citizen Brick, and it contains “over 80 pad printed elements” as well as four minifigs and a bunch of other stuff. The detail is pretty darn fabulous, and really pretty accurate… at least from what I’ve heard about strip clubs, of course. If you’d like to add one to your collection (probably you should keep it away from the kids unless you want to answer some awkward questions), you’ll have to shell out $275.00. Totally worth it! Source: Geekologie Share This With The World!