Starting today, visitors to Legoland California can witness the inauguration of Barack Obama depicted in Lego bricks. Hundreds of Legoland mini-figures, including President Bush, two ex-Presidents, and other celebrities, are also part of the ceremony on the Capitol steps.
Legoland’s local NBC affiliate has a fun article on its site listing some of the mini-celebrities in attendance:
Among the four-inch-tall mini Lego guests: President George Bush, Oprah, Aretha Franklin, California Senator Dianne Feinstein. More than 1000 mini-figures created out of thousands of Lego bricks were used to create the one-of-a-kind scene.
They appreciated the attention to detail, too:
…The builders even thought of the porta-potty area where the public waits in line.
And there’s a CNN video interview with the designer.
The UK’s Dail Mail has a very good article and another bunch of good close-ups.
Legoland model builder Kristi Klein helped with the exhibit. She has a blog.
Legoland Miniland trivia:
The real U.S. Capitol is 288 feet tall.
The Capitol in Miniland U.S.A. is seven feet tall.