It took 2,500 pieces to build the Cathedral of Learning, 300 for a Knit the Bridge tribute and 1,200 pieces for the Lego movie title.
Courtesy of Steel City LUG, the Pittsburgh Area’s Adult Lego User Group, they’re on display in the lobby of AMC-Loews at the Waterfront where “The Lego Movie” will open on Friday.
The group has about 70 regular members, Josh Hall, the founder and a member, said this afternoon. About 20 typically do “active builds,” at places such as the Future Tenant Gallery, Downtown, and Cranberry Library and, later this year, the Brick Fest in Philadelphia and Westmoreland Museum of Art.
The display at AMC-Loews also re-creates the movie title and fills out the display with emergency vehicles such as ambulances and a ladder truck.
The group has been around since August 2012 after the Lego KidsFest at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center.
As for the movie, opening across the country on Friday, Hall (a Bethel Park resident who works for a large financial institution Downtown) called it “awesome,” a sentiment echoed by other Lego lovers, old and young, after a preview.
It’s very clever, sneaks in some sly, positive messages and is populated by famous voices (Will Ferrell, Morgan Freeman, Elizabeth Banks, Chris Pratt and, as Batman, Will Arnett). Especially loved the Batman stuff.