Teenager Manhattan LEGO
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Alex Bailey, a 15-year-old from Dublin, Ireland, spent about 1-week recreating Manhattan using LEGO pieces. No, this wasn’t a set that he purchased from a store, but rather built entirely freehand. After visiting The City That Never Sleeps with his younger brother Ashton in 2019, it left a lasting impression to say the least. Using a combination of his memory from a helicopter ride, along with some photographs, the Empire State Building, Rockefeller Center, One World Trade Center, and more, were recreated in brick form. Read more for a video and additional information.



Sure, lots of people make LEGO sets each and everyday, but this one caught the attention of former NBA star Rex Chapman recently, and ever since the social media influencer shared the creation, it has taken off. Alex hopes to one day become an architect and should have no problem doing so if he continues with these amazing LEGO creations.

LEGO Architecture New York City 21028, Build It Yourself New York Skyline Model Kit for Adults and Kids (598 Pieces)
  • Creative builders will love bringing the Big Apple to life with this detailed model of the New York City Skyline, The model skyscrapers and towers within this building kit allow you to recreate the magic of the city that never sleeps
  • This model building kit features iconic New York architecture including the Statue of Liberty, Flatiron Building, Chrysler Building, Empire State Building, and the One World Trade Center; each architecture model scaled for an accurate representation
  • Whether this set is an architecture model for adults or a toy building gift for kids, it will provide endless hours of fun as the LEGO Architecture building toys are compatible with all LEGO construction sets for creative building
  • This architecture toy also comes with a collectible booklet containing information about the design, architecture and history of these toy skyscrapers
  • New York City Skyline building toy measures 10 inches high, 9 inches wide, and 1 inch deep. This creative kit contains 598 pieces and is great for boys and girls over the age of 12 years old

We noticed he had a huge flair for it when he was about seven and he built a three foot long Lego Titanic. We surprised the two kids last Christmas. They thought they were going to London and we surprised them with a trip to New York. We were there for a week and on Christmas Day we surprised them with a doors off helicopter ride over New York City and that’s where he got the idea,” said Laura, Alex’s mother.