The Winchester Mystery House Was Recreated With More Than 7500 LEGO Bricks
The Winchester Mystery House regularly makes it onto lists of the most allegedly haunted places on Earth. If you're too scared to see the building in person, soon you'll be able to visit its pint-sized LEGO replica, NBC Los Angeles reports.
This LEGO block model of the Winchester Mystery House, built for the new LEGOLAND Discovery Center Bay Area, took over 200 hours to assemble. It consists of more than 7500 plastic bricks, with 400 different LEGO elements capturing details of the home's whimsical facade.
Sarah Winchester began constructing her namesake mansion in San Jose, California, in 1886 and didn't stop until her death in 1922. According to legend, a psychic medium warned Sarah that she would be haunted by the victims of the Winchester rifle (she was the widow of the Winchester Repeating Arms Company's founder's son) unless she built a home to appease the spirits. This fear to stop building may explain some of the sprawling estate's more peculiar design elements, like stairs that lead nowhere and a door that opens to a two-story drop.
Every LEGOLAND Discovery Center features a LEGO model of a local landmark, and when voting on which Bay Area structure to honor in the new center, 2000 people chose the Winchester Mystery House. The LEGO Winchester House will be on display at the LEGOLAND Discovery Center in Milpitas, California, when it opens later this year. Until then, you can check out the replica, complete with a Sarah Winchester minifigure, in the pictures below.
[h/t NBC Los Angeles]