Large-Scale Legos: BrickExpo 2010

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If you were lucky enough to be in Cincinnati last weekend, you could have seen some amazing Lego creations at the 2010 BrickExpo held at the Clemont County Fairgrounds. Inside a 6,000-square-foot building were many large-scale Lego creations by builders from all over the country.

Aside from incredibly detailed models of everything from planes, trains, and automobiles to a Gothic cathedral, one of the highlights of the show was a Lego creation of Captain "Sully" Sullenberger's finest hour, now known as "The Miracle on the Hudson." The impressive installation featured ships and Coast Guard helicopters coming to the aid of US Airways Flight 1549 after Sully was able to safely land the plane in the river last January.

Star Wars fans, you'll be amazed at the scale and attention to detail displayed in this scene from the famous attack on Hoth in The Empire Strikes Back. The diorama, complete with AT-ATs, a torn-apart Millennium Falcon, and teeny-tiny Snowtroopers, will make any geeky boy or girl's heart skip a beat.

If sci-fi isn't your thing, maybe this massive sea battle between scurvy pirates and a respectable naval force will shiver yer timbers.

Some of the largest installations were entire (tiny) towns that featured very detailed skyscrapers and houses, all kinds of automobiles, varying topography, and even a rather bloody, but cute, shark attack.

For more from this very fun event, head over to the BrickExpo Flickr page to stare in awe at these amazing models.

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September 17, 2010 - 11:04am
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