Our prized Seattle Space Needle, originally built for the 1962 World’s Fair, has been replicated in numerous ways. This time, LEGO has been used to replicate the tower almost exactly as it was on opening day in 1962, gold top and all.
The latest space needle replication currently lives at SpaceBase inside of the Seattle landmark’s gift shop and is made out of 55,000 legos.
The 150-pound sculpture took fifteen years of design planning and stands tall at 14 feet high, according to Wayne Hussey, model creator and BrickCon director.
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Hussey was able to create a similar design to the original Space Needle color scheme thanks to multiple visits to the current Space Needle as well as by browsing through magazines and photographs. He used mainly white, orange, gold and black LEGO parts to create the glorious sculpture.
A post on Instagram mentioned that it even reaches to the second floor of the actual Space Needle.
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“I don’t really remember when I first decided I wanted to build a model of the Space Needle,” Hussey said in a news release, “but I almost can’t remember not wanting to.”