When LEGOLAND Discovery Center announced a new Michigan location coming to Great Lakes Crossing Outlets back in March 2015, they hinted at a MINILAND featuring Detroit-area buildings and landmarks made from LEGO bricks.
Seven months later they launched a contest asking Detroiters to nominate their favorite metro Detroit landmarks. Ultimately, those results determined the top ten metro landmarks to be featured in the Detroit LEGO MINILAND.
Flash forward to today – Tuesday, May 31.
The top voted Detroit landmark – the GMRENCEN.
The special unveiling event – The North American International Auto Show.
And without further ado – the finished product.
296 hours to construct
271 pounds of pure AWESOME
50,172 LEGO bricks in total… unless you ask Bryce
— GMRENCEN (@gmrencen) January 18, 2016
Fun fact: LEGO people will eventually outnumber the human population.
Shout out to everyone who voted for the GMRENCEN and to LEGOLAND Discovery Center Michigan for making it a reality. Mark your calendars to see all ten Detroit landmarks/buildings featured in a MINILAND miniature LEGO brick display.
We know Bryce will be there.
Go check out the LEGO GMRENCEN model today! LEGOLAND is open Monday-Friday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., last entry is 7 p.m. Saturday it’s open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., last entry is at 7 p.m. and Sunday it’s open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., last entry is at 4 p.m. Starting June 20, LEGOLAND will be open Monday-Friday at 9 a.m. If you want to visit LEGOLAND but don’t have any little ones, Adult Night is the last Thursday of every month from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
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