MANHATTAN NY – The manufacturer of Lego-brand toys sells, for about $40, a copy of Manhattan’s famous Rockefeller Center, described by the toy-maker as “the largest private building project ever undertaken in modern times.” But the relatively tiny replica – it’s only 5-inches tall, 4-inches wide, and 4-inches deep – was certainly not the model visitors found Saturday (Dec. 1, 2012) in the window of the Lego retail store at Rockefeller Center itself.
The shop, as consumers might expect, is filled with many of the most popular Lego products available. Because of its exclusivity, some lesser-known and hard-to-find ones are there too. You can buy the miniature Rockefeller Center inside if you’re so inclined.
One of the display windows in the store, however, features something many guests consider far grander and more attractive. It’s a much larger model of a few of Rockefeller Center’s 19 buildings, the rink, and skaters too … all made of Legos, of course. It measures about 8 feet long, 6 feet wide, and 7 feet high, and is enclosed by a see-through glass barrier.
Neither you or your children can play with it, but the family will have fun discovering and enjoying the detail with which it was crafted.
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