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LEGO replica of Texas State Capitol unveiled at Capitol Visitors Center

The replica can be seen at the Capitol Visitors Center for free.

AUSTIN, Texas — Lifelong LEGO collector and builder Ben Rollman spent three months to put together a detailed replica of the Texas State Capitol.

The replica doesn't contain any custom pieces but rather was constructed completely out of currently available LEGO bricks. 

Rollman and a team of other members of the Texas LEGO User Group (TexLUG) made sure to include some of the buildings distinct features, including roof skylights in the Senate and House Chambers, a miniature canon at the entrance and a miniature Goddess of Liberty. 

The build measures more than four feet high, almost nine feet long and weighs approximately 145 pounds.

Credit: Bryce Newberry
Ben Rollman used a computer program to design a LEGO replica of the Texas State Capitol, which he's now building to go on display later this year.


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The model will be on display for free at the Texas Capitol Visitors Center for at least a year. The visitors center is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. from Monday to Saturday, and from 12 to 5 p.m. on Sundays.

Rollman isn't new to building models of iconic Texas buildings. In the past, he built a replica of the University of Texas tower for the annual Texas Brick Fiesta LEGO event.

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