If nothing else, COVID has given some of us the opportunity to pick up those old hobbies. Surprisingly, that wasn’t the case for Calgary man, Roy Nelson – who has actually been working on his LEGO scale model of the city’s Bow Building for over 5 years.
Finally, after spending over 250 hours of work, $2.500 in materials, and 8,500 blocks, Nelson has finished his ‘pièce de résistance’.
What’s even more impressive, is that this was a side project for the guy! According to CBC News, when he’s not behind the LEGO bin, he’s an analyst for the Calgary Fire Department and a father of two.
I’m selling my Bow Building. If you know someone who might be interested please forward!
We’re no expert, but we’ve got eyes – and this bad boy looks identical to the incredible 774 feet building. Heck, he even included a giant lego head statue out front. It’s uncanny!
Of course, as you can imagine, a structure like this is not something that you can just have displayed in a family household with a 13 and 11-year-old running around. For the time being, Nelson’s Bow Building will be on display at the Brick Bin, a LEGO store in the N.E. until December 14th.
If you like what you see, he also has it listed for sale on Facebook Market Place for $4,000 – which, if you ask us is totally worth it (if you’re a LEGO enthusiast or Calgary’s #1 fan.)
Why not check it out for yourselves, folks! It’s pretty cool. From far away, we might not even be able to tell it apart from the real thing.
When: Until Monday, December 14th
Where: 2906 Centre Street NE, Calgary