St. Paul landmarks recreated in LEGO
Cook had to get creative with his LEGO pieces to recreate the many famous details of the State Capitol building. At a real-life diameter of 60 feet, the State Capitol has one of the largest self-supporting marble domes in the world. Instead of eagles, the birds perched around the model version are actually owls borrowed from the Harry Potter LEGO set, and the gold-leaf covered horses have been constructed out of yellow bricks. After about 100 hours of and approximately 75,000 bricks, Cook's version is six feet long, and, most impressive, the dome is self-supporting.
The Cathedral of St. Paul is open seven days a week for visitors, guests, and parishioners Sunday to Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
The State Capitol is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, through November 8.
Both events are free.