Kids Make World's Largest LEGO American Flag On July 4

Posted: Jul 4 2015, 7:54am CDT | by , in News | Misc

 
Kids Make World's Largest LEGO American Flag on July 4
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Dan and Chris Steininger made the kids day to celebrate 4th of July in the National Museum of American History by collectively building a LEGO flag.

The Smithsonian Institute and LEGO partnered to do something patriotic for this Independence Day. Father-son duo Dan and Chris Steininger collectively designed a large American flag at LEGO headquarters to be constructed completely out of LEGO bricks. Dan said that it was a pretty simple pattern to follow only apart from it size.

The LEGO flag was constructed at the National Museum of American History where they were joined by Washington D.C. families and were helped by children to put the bricks together for the flag to come together.

Towering at cool height of nine and a half feet tall and fourteen feet wide, weighing in at 546 pounds in all., the flag constitutes of 100,000 bricks in red, blue and white with complete stars and stripes with addition of black bricks for lettering “America Innovates” which took 16 hours in total to build.

The record attempt at the flag project was also meant to highlight the opening of the museum’s new innovation wing, a 45,000-square-foot interactive learning space. The wing features exhibitions on the history of American business, “hot spots” of invention and the National Numismatics Collection which is a showcase of coins and currency.

Dan later said in an interview to ABCNews that his passion for LEGO initiated when he used to bring it on Christmas for Chris and the hobby soon turned into a 26 years old career. Chris and Dan are the only father-son duo among the six master builder teams that build LEGO projects around the world.

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