Video: Commemorative LE coin built of LEGO bricks

It took almost three weeks and over 90,000 LEGO pieces to complete the unique art installation

By Suzie Ziegler 

WASHINGTON — Everyone loves playing with LEGOs, but would you spend three weeks building a LEGO monument over six feet tall? Well, that's exactly what a couple of master LEGO builders set out to do. 

The unique art installation honoring law enforcement officers will be on display throughout 2021, according to a release from the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund.

The monument – which stands six feet tall, over five feet wide and 5 inches deep – is a giant replica of a commemorative gold coin designed by the U.S. Mint. 

The coin, and its LEGO avatar, feature a male and female police officer saluting on the front and a folded American flag on the back. 

According to the NLEOMF, LEGO builders Melvin Brown and Jermaine Gardner used over 90,000 LEGO bricks to finish the project. Watch the time-lapse video below:


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