LEGO Does Dallas

Building blocks used to create mini-versions of city structures

by Bruce Felps

The creative minds down at the Dallas’ Museum of Nature & Science plan to cut the city down to size with a new exhibit.

Someone — it’s not clear who in the official press release, but museums are inanimate buildings and, therefore, can’t “build” anything, so — someone is using Lego bricks to build miniature replicas of recognizable structures from in and around Dallas. The exhibit, called Dallas CityScape, opens July 30.

Featured edifices include the Old Red Courthouse, American Airlines Center, Cowboys Coliseum, and the yet-to-be-finished Perot Museum of Nature & Science at Victory Plaza, which, appropriately enough, becomes the museum’s new home when completed.

Reunion Tower is among the depicted buildings as is the Hyatt Building but the release makes no reference to the Texas School Book Depository, Southfork Ranch, or any of the great art deco buildings at Fair Park, but it looks from the few photos accompanying the release to be a fair representation.

Bruce Felps owns and operates East Dallas Times, an online community news outlet serving the White Rock Lake area. He kind of wishes Legos would build a replicate of his house. It would be so much nicer.

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