LEGO LST docks at Evansville museum

Published: Jul. 9, 2013 at 10:22 PM CDT|Updated: Jul. 16, 2013 at 9:48 PM CDT
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Most Tri-Staters know about the LST 325 docked along the Ohio River near Downtown Evansville.

But it's not the only LST in town.

Inside the EMTRAC building, a company has been busy putting together a giant LEGO version of an LST that will be on display for one day only.

It's being assembled by Brickmania, a company based in Minneapolis that sells custom LEGO sets.

The LST display is about 10 feet long, and a part of a 24 foot long display that depicts the World War II Battle of Peleliu.

They actually built the ship last summer and it's built to travel. They say it takes two or three people about three hours to get everything set up.

They estimate it's made up of about half a million LEGO bricks.

On Wednesday, volunteers from the actual LST 325 Memorial will be around to give mini tours.

Those who made the display say there is something to be learned from these LEGOs.

"Everything that's on this display is something from real life. It's historically accurate as much as we can do and it's still a children's toy. It's definitely a toy, but there is a historical aspect to it. The ship was built with all the compartments just like the real ship. All the vehicles are-and weapons and uniforms and stuff are as accurate as we can be within reason," said Dan Siskind, the owner of Brickmania.

You can check out the giant display at the EMTRAC building Wednesday from 11:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. Admission is $2 for anyone 12 and over.

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