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Obama's Inauguration, in Legos

By Robert Niles
Published: January 12, 2009 at 3:33 PM
There's a new addition to Miniland at Legoland California, but it will be there only from Friday, Jan. 16 through Memorial Day.

Barack Obama in Legos
Image courtesy Legoland

Yep, it's the Presidential inauguration of Barack Obama.

The inauguration scene will be placed on the steps of the Miniland U.S. Capitol and will include Obama and his family, Joe Biden, Bush, Cheney and other participants, including Rick Warren, Itzhak Perlman and the U.S. Marine Corps Band, according to a Legoland press release.

Be sure to check out the crowd, too. Legoland promises that a Lego Oprah Winfrey will be among the assembled onlookers.

Readers' Opinions

From Eli Katzman on January 12, 2009 at 7:58 PM
I'll be there for the REAL one.... hehheh
From Robert Niles on January 12, 2009 at 10:31 PM
Well, then, be sure to send your specs to Legoland so that they can make a Lego figure to represent you, too! :-)
From Joshua Counsil on January 13, 2009 at 6:06 AM
From Joshua Counsil on January 13, 2009 at 6:07 AM
Gotta agree with you, Robert - I also love Legoland's attitude.
From Broose Johnson on January 13, 2009 at 12:05 PM
You know what... somehow that actually looks like the Obama girls! Very fun. You can even see Bush's red tie and Michelle Obama's signature red dress. Legoland rocks.
From Tim W on January 13, 2009 at 3:08 PM
this is quite cool. I love all the lego creations especially at WDW
From Derek Potter on January 13, 2009 at 6:07 PM
That is pretty cool...although I suspect that the honeymoon will not last much longer.

Seriously though, you gotta be nuts to get in the middle of that mess. Better go to the bathroom first....5000 toilets for a couple million people could spell trouble.

From Robert Niles on January 15, 2009 at 7:15 PM
Former student of mine at the SF Weekly e-mailed a link to a slideshow from that pub: http://sfweekly.com/slideshow/view/222857/1

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