Legos, provided you can find the little bricks needed to complete a project, provide hours of fun. Whether it’s building a pirate ship, a national landmark, or simply free-form design, Legos are simply a joy, for children.
Gerry Burrows dispels the notion (perhaps a personal one of yours truly) that Legos are for children with his “Garrison of Moriah,” housed in a 540-square-foot room, the “Lego room.”
A fan of Legos since childhood, his dream of building something massive using Legos finally became a reality. In an interview with Wired UK Burrows states:
“I entered what Lego fans call ‘The Dark Ages’ — where I didn’t do anything with Lego — but when I graduated college and bought my first house, I unpacked a box of my old Lego bricks. I started thinking how I now have the money and space to actually build the things I wanted to build — without a little sister to rampage through my Lego creations.”
And Burrows, despite the massive size of the project, indicates the creation isn’t complete:
“It’s still growing. The bridge isn’t complete, nor is the other end of the bridge. And I’m building a fleet of custom ships.”
How large is the project? The Garrison of Moriah is 28 feet long, between 24 inches and 59 inches deep and measures between 6.5 to 12 feet tall.
How did Burrows create the Garrison of Moriah?
“Nothing ever touched paper or computer. But as I would start to build and focus on individual structures, I would spend time thinking of the specific structures’ design. As I built I would get inspiration on cool directions to take.”
Is Burrows creation one of the more amazing Lego creations you’ve seen? What other Lego structures have you encountered which merit profiling?