Around the World with 17 Lego Landmarks

The world that we live in is a beautiful place, full of natural landscapes and architectural wonders. Unfortunately, due to the lack of time, financial support or simply the energy to travel, not all of us have a chance to contemplate them with our own eyes. This is when Lego comes in with an alternative. Take a tour around the world with those 17 awesome Lego replicas of the world places and learn your geography lesson in a fun way.

Lego Taj Mahal


Via: Raw Art

The ultimate love story of the King and his favorite queen was rebuilt by Arthur Gugick in Lego as a commissioned piece made for an Australian film called Taj. Despite the fact that the Lego replica of Taj Mahal was made under many rules from the movie producer, it still looks stunning.

Lego Big Ben


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Built in 1868 by Augustus Pugin as his last masterpiece before his descent into madness and death, the clock tower Big Ben at the north of the Palace of Westminster has since become an icon of London. The Lego counterpart of it is no less amazing.

Lego Palace of Westminster


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The Big Ben wouldn’t have this status it has nowadays if it wasn’t for The Palace of Westminster. The Houses of Parliament looks beautiful as a wonderful Lego masterpiece next to a spring, just like the real building lies on a bank of the River Thames.

Lego Eiffel Tower


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As the ultimate icon of architecture and romance in the city of love Paris, the iron lattice Eiffel Tower presents itself with all the splendor and impressiveness in the Lego form.

Lego White United States Capitol


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The United States Capitol is a significant building in historical, political as well as architectural sense. Its Lego version is a Lego masterpiece with Lego people gathering in front just like what you see in front of the building everyday.

Lego St. Basil’s Cathedral Moscow


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Erected on the Red Square in Moscow, The St. Basil’s Cathedral Capitol marks the geometric center of the city and the hub of its growth since the 14th century. This Lego creation resembles the cathedral in both shapes and colors.

Lego Salisbury Cathedral


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Salisbury Cathedral is an Anglican cathedral in Salisbury, England and is widely considered one of the leading examples of Early English architecture. To celebrate its 750th anniversary, Arthur Gugick decided to make a Lego version of it.

Lego Sydney Opera House


Via: UK Expert

Conceived and largely built by Jørn Utzon, the Sydney Opera House earned the Danish architect the Pritzker Prize, architecture’s highest honour, in 2003. The Lego version of its is surprisingly detailed and graceful.

Lego Great Wall of China


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Stretching for 8,851.8 km, the Great Wall of China is one of the most impressive constructions in the defend history, and the Lego version of it is absolutely one of the most impressive of its kind.

Lego Colosseum


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If you haven’t been to Colosseum, you haven’t been to Italy yet. Considered one of the greatest works of Roman architecture and Roman engineering, the Colosseum is an elliptical amphitheatre built in the center of the city of Rome. The Lego Colosseum was spotted at the Suria KLCC mall in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Lego Dresden Frauenkirche


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Destroyed in the firebombing of Dresden during World War II, the Dresden Frauenkirche, or Church of Our Lady was rebuilt as a landmark symbol of reconciliation between former warring enemies. This amazing Lego masterpiece was constructed by Holger Matthes.

Lego Pyramid


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The Great Pyramid of Giza is the oldest of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, and the only one to remain largely intact. The legendary pyramid was reconstructed as the Lego pyramid and was on display at the ‘Piece of Peace’ art exhibition in Tokyo during 2008.

Lego Beijing National Stadium


Via: Chinese Tools

With the budget of US$423 million, China took the world by a storm when it hosted 2008 Summer Olympics in the imposing Beijing National Stadium, colloquially known as the Bird’s Nest. The Bird’s Nest version made from Legos is equally beautiful and impressive.

Lego Venice


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Described by The New York Times as “undoubtedly the most beautiful city built by man,” Venice has long been the dream destination of lovers and romance seekers alike. The Lego Venice is a mind blowing art project that re-create the entire city out of Lego pieces.

Lego Nyhavn


Via: Webshots

Venice is not the only romantic city in Europe. Operating during 17th century as a waterfront, canal and entertainment district in Copenhagen, Denmark, Nyhavn now serves as a “heritage harbour” with many historical wooden ships.

Lego Chicago


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Even though it’s not a floating city with beautiful bridges, Chicago has its own charm with its modern skyscrapers blending in with historical buildings. The city of Chicago was rebuilt in Legos and displayed at Legoland, Schaumburg, IL in 2008.

Lego Ghirardelli Square


Via: SF Weekly

Built by Mark Benz as a replica of Ghirardelli Square in the Fisherman’s Wharf area of San Francisco, California, the Lego masterpiece is painstakingly accurate. No wonder why this Lego masterpiece was stolen.