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Cinderella Castle, Disney World

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

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Cinderella Castle, Disney World



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This theme park icon was designed by Herbert Dickens Ryman, a Disney artist and close friend of Walt Disney. Forced perspective makes this structure appear larger than it is. The windows and bricks on upper levels are made smaller to seem farther away. Steel framed construction and a 10-inch-thick concrete wall lie beneath the ornate façade and allow this building in central Florida, where hurricanes are a threat, to withstand 100 mile-per-hour wind gusts.

Fun facts about the LEGO version at Brick by Brick:
·5 feet tall
·Design time: 145
·Build time: 230
·Number of bricks: 36,000
·Almost every LEGO building technique in Adam’s repertoire has been used in the castle.
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