Lego President of the United States

This really does have to be just one of the coolest, cutest, and most fun things I’ve ever seen.  Legoland has created a mini, Lego inauguration for Barack Obama in intricate — and I do mean intricate — detail.  Check out the video below for more information on the lengths they went to to create as similar of an experience as possible.

From presidential procession, to lines for the restroom, to making specific Lego people for each VIP (and building them out of actual Legos rather than just using those stupid Lego figures), I have to say that I’m really impressed.  And like the guy they interview in the video seems to be, I really am turned into a little kid again with awe at what they’ve done here.

I’m sorry, it was just too glee-inducing, not to post.  All hail the Lego-in-Chief!

h/t List of Now


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21 Responses to Lego President of the United States

  1. Holly says:

    Gasp! You think minifigs are stupid? *cry*

    I’m not sure I like the faceless 2×2-brick-head people better. But the fact is, there just aren’t enough brown heads in production yet (they were only introduced in 2004) to do this crowd justice. They did use minifig hands, though.

  2. Badger3k says:

    That is cool – wish I had a fortune and room to make something like that. Loved dioramas as a kid (and as an adult, I still like seeing them). My only question: How did they get a Lego-swastika for Rick Warren?

  3. Cara says:

    Gasp! You think minifigs are stupid? *cry*

    At first I was going to apologize for any undue emotional stress that I had inflicted on the mini figures and their devoted fans, but then I realized, after reviewing the other options, that I am TOTALLY OKAY with this being the next big disagreement on Feministe. Sounds like a really nice break, actually.

    So screw you, minifig fans!!! Those things suck — deal with it!

  4. Holly says:

    Wow. Just wow. With those words you’ve denigrated practically every Lego set since 1974: thirty-five years of fun, childhood play. Lego castles, Lego pirate ships, Lego moon landers. I guess none of that matters to you, huh Cara? If that realy is your name! What matters to you is your puritanical devotion, maintaining the quasi-religious edict that bricks can only be rectangular, faceless and abstract! Our world isn’t a pure place, Cara. Not everything in a child’s heart can be represented at 90 degrees!

  5. Cara says:

    Okay Holly, so you tell me then why you’re so eager to stunt childhood growth. That’s the problem with toys these days, you know — no imagination required. What are legos for if not to build, Holly? So what good is it to give the children figures that are already built? Perhaps you think that there should be Lincoln Log figures, too! And then we wonder about the poor tests scores in this country. Not that you care, right Holly? So long as everything is just handed to you all nice and easy? Guess what, the world isn’t like that for all of us!

  6. Holly says:

    Hah, shows what you know! Minifigs are not already built! They have to be put together from many different parts: a head, a torso, two arms, two hands, legs, and optionally a hairpiece or hat, hand-held accessories, a backpack or cape or other back-wear, and shoes or snowshoes that go on their feet! Minifigs are a thousand times more constructable than Barbie dolls or GI Joes or well, ANY dolls really, and I guess by “these days” you mean “far longer than any of us have been alive.” Minifigs parts use standard Lego connections, which is why many children choose to make monstrous minifigs with multiple torsos and like seventeen heads! You can build walls with minifig body parts, like some kind of horrible H.R. Giger fantasy! It’s educational!

    Did you even play with Legos when you were a kid? I’d think you would know this if you did. Face it — you can’t compete with me, I worked there for three years and I’ve eaten in every single Legoland Hotel restaurant in existence. Why the hell do the Danes make little open-faced sandwiches out of everything? Why?

  7. Cara says:

    Did you even play with Legos when you were a kid? I’d think you would know this if you did.

    I totally did, like all the time, and I really don’t remember being able to create new figures or take them apart. At all. Are you sure they were all like that? I mean granted, I usually ignored those little figures and just made buildings, but still. I really don’t remember that aspect of them.

  8. Felicity says:

    She’s right, Cara, you can take ’em apart and put ’em together. Give your cop bright red pants or make bizarre Luke Skywalker/Robin Hood hybrids.

    In other news, this post totally threw me off. It was at the top of the Feministe page in my Google Reader, and my brain decided I’d clicked on BoingBoing instead of Feministe. So when I started reading the next article down, I was so pleasantly surprised at the unabashedly feminist commentary! From BoingBoing! Who wrote this? Cara…wait a second…

  9. Lauren says:

    Zoing! The kid in the next room (my kid, actually) is playing with little Lego people who have flames and plants growing out of the tops of their heads. And they’re the good guys.

    Cara, don’t you know the sets with the minifigs are the BEST ONES?

  10. Cara says:

    Cara, don’t you know the sets with the minifigs are the BEST ONES?

    I must have been some kind of misfit kid, because I didn’t even like the sets. My brother loved them, but I didn’t. I just wanted the big old bucket of blocks. And the grass foundation thing to build stuff on top of.

  11. Isabel says:

    Cara, I think you’re really showing your not-made-of-plastic privilege here. Not everyone is so lucky as you are to have DNA and cells and a pulse; these things are beyond the reach of most, if not all, minifigs. Furthermore minifigs have historically been marginalized and voiceless because they have no voice boxes or mouths. Do you really want to contribute to that oppression?

  12. Cara says:

    Furthermore minifigs have historically been marginalized and voiceless because they have no voice boxes or mouths. Do you really want to contribute to that oppression?

    Maybe the minifigs should just quit whining about how oppressed they are and pull themselves up by their bootstraps! Damn minifigs, taking my tax dollars . . .

  13. Isabel says:

    but in seriousness, cara, you actually played with legos as far as i can tell the exact same way i did. i could sit for hours piling a four-walled house higher and higher and then adding like a bed and a couch and maybe a fridge. the window & door legs were probably my favorite things in lego-existence, and maybe the palm trees. i actually to this day vaguely associate lego houses with florida because all of mine had palm trees. like seriously though, who wanted to build spaceships or trucks or boats or whatever when you could make A PLAIN EMPTY BUILDING??? with LOTS OF DIFFERENT COLORS???

  14. Cara says:

    like seriously though, who wanted to build spaceships or trucks or boats or whatever when you could make A PLAIN EMPTY BUILDING??? with LOTS OF DIFFERENT COLORS???

    WORD. That is exactly what I did with my Legos!!!

  15. YouGoGirl says:

    I am quickly becoming addicted to this blog…

    I must defend the minifigs, however, as my deluxe LEGO mansion would not have been complete without my favorite characters: any LEGO person with a clown hat. anyone remember those things? they fascinated me…

  16. Lauren says:

    like seriously though, who wanted to build spaceships or trucks or boats or whatever when you could make A PLAIN EMPTY BUILDING??? with LOTS OF DIFFERENT COLORS???

    My style too.

    But then I dated an artist who could take a pile of Legos and turn them into, like, a gigantic H.R. Giger robot chicken with working T-Rex arms and bird beak, and then my houses seemed less awesome. That dude ruined everything.

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  18. KarenElhyam says:

    Despite not being a particularly devout Lego fan myself, I will say that this thread has absolutely made my day.

    Feminists actually have the best senses of humor, it seems. ^^

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  20. fourthwave says:

    Wow. I’m speechless. That’s just amazing. Thank you so much for sharing this.

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