LEGO Artist Recreates Brooklyn Neighborhood in his 400-Square-Foot Living Room

Jonathan Lopes loves Brooklyn, NY. And LEGOs. And, for the past four years, the Boreum Hill-resident has been recreating his neighborhood, brick-by-brick, in his living room. “The buildings in his plastic city are real spots he frequents or walks past in the borough—the Fairway in Red Hook, the Williamsburg Savings Bank (12,000 LEGO bricks!), and even a gardening shop on Hoyt Street are all there.”

Of course, it’s not the whole borough, which, if it were it’s own city, would be the fifth largest in the country. But he nails the essence. “I want it to look like what I see every day when I walk to the subway.”

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