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American Eagle Roller Coaster

Brick by Brick at the Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago

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American Eagle Roller Coaster



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When this ride opened at Six Flags Great America in 1981, it was the world’s tallest wooden coaster at 127 feet tall. It contains 8,300 feet of track, and it’s still respected as one of the country’s best wooden coasters. Construction of this great coaster took more than 20,000 hours, 9,000 gallons of paint and more than a million feet of lumber.

Fun facts about the LEGO version at Brick by Brick:
·12 feet long
·Design time: 55 hours
·Build time: 70 hours
·Number of bricks: 14,500
·Part of Adam’s research included walking up to the top of the coaster’s lift hill.
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