17 January 2009

Lego Goes Urban - Obama Inauguration

See the 56th Presidential Inauguration Made Completely Out of Lego!

The fine folks at LegoLand California are modeling the historic scene depicting President-elect Barack Obama taking the Presidential oath of office on the steps of the Capitol. President-elect Obama and his wife Michelle, and daughters Sasha & Malia, along with Vice President-elect Joseph Biden are replicated as mini-figures in LEGO brick. Hundreds of LEGOLAND mini-figures have been “invited” to witness the inauguration. Bush-41 snoozes on the main dais with wife Barbara (in her signature hairdo and pearls). There are even some celebrities in the crowd!
More than one-thousand mini-figures have been created out of thousands of LEGObricks to be a part of the festivities. Mini-figures include President-elect Obama and his family, Vice President-elect Joseph Biden and Jill Biden, President George Bush and First Lady Laura Bush, Vice President Dick Cheney and Lynn Cheney along with former President George Bush Sr. and Barbara Bush. Other mini-figures depicting ceremony participants include: Senator Dianne Feinstein, Dr. Rick Warren, Aretha Franklin, John Williams and performers Itzhak Perlman, Yo-Yo-Ma, Gabriela Montero, Anthony McGill, the Unites States Marine Band, the San Francisco Boys Chorus and the San Francisco Girls Chorus. Park guests can also find Oprah Winfrey in the crowd witnessing this momentous event as well as read fun facts about past inaugurations such as "who gave the shortest and longest inauguration address" and "which inauguration was the first to be televised." The historic scene is on display from Friday, Jan.16 through Memorial Day Weekend.

Click any picture for a larger view, or get some background from the builder here by clicking the video in upper right.

A toast and blessing to our new president and his quintessentially-urban first family from all of us here at CityKin.


VisuaLingual said...


CityKin said...

Correction, the 44th president. Unless you mean the Inaguration of Malia Obama in the year 2057.

CityKin said...

Is that GH Bush looking at his watch? with Barbara next to him?

Mark Miller said...

44th President, yes. But they're referring to the 56th inauguration ceremony.

GHW Bush is snoozing. Babbs is scolding him. View the video in the link.

CityKin said...

OK now I get it. Very cool.

Randy Simes said...

This is hilarious. What's with all the lego shenanigans lately (not complaining)?