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metro
05-04-2009, 09:47 AM
http://newsok.com/inasmuch-director-finds-satisfaction-from-service/article/3366313?custom_click=lead_story_title


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Robert J. Ross, president and chief executive of Inasmuch Foundation, stands by buildings made of Lego bricks Thursday inside the Inasmuch Foundation office in Oklahoma City. The buildings will be part of OK CityScape, an attraction that will raise funds for OKC Educare. PHOTO BY BRYAN TERRY, THE OKLAHOMAN


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The giant Lego models of the Skirvin Hilton, Chase Tower, First National Tower and more were designed by Kurt Zimmerle, a certified master Lego builder from Wolverine, Mich. The fund-raiser for OKC Educare, a school being built in south Oklahoma City for at-risk children, started like many for Ross with a pitch.

HSC-Sooner
05-04-2009, 10:01 AM
I would love to see a Lego reconstruction of the Crystal Bridge. I heard the Myriad Gardens is the biggest downtown area botanical gardens of any city in the U.S.

Steve
05-04-2009, 12:21 PM
Yeah, it's really cool. Now, where would all of you like to see this displayed?

Midtowner
05-04-2009, 12:36 PM
The lobby of 1st National since it's no longer roped off would be the perfect place, IMHO.

Of Sound Mind
05-04-2009, 12:48 PM
The lobby of 1st National since it's no longer roped off would be the perfect place, IMHO.

That would be awesome!

metro
05-04-2009, 01:35 PM
The lobby of 1st National since it's no longer roped off would be the perfect place, IMHO.

Ha, that was going to be my suggestion before I scrolled down and read your post. I totally agree, this is exactly where I'd like to see it. Choice #2 would be in a vacant canal front retail space in Bricktown.

warreng88
05-04-2009, 01:42 PM
It would be cool if they had that displayed at the grand opening of the Lego Store then displayed it at FNC. Leadership Square would be a good place too if in the right position.

edcrunk
05-05-2009, 03:44 AM
i would love to look at this close up... are some of the pieces specially made?

kevinpate
05-05-2009, 07:31 AM
On a sturdy plastic grid, floating on the river, above a large series of linked fuse burning M-80's, with high speed digital cameras shielded from effects of the blast so I can relive the moment over and over.

Sorry to be the debbie downer of the thread. I've stepped on way too many legos in my lifetime and don't like the lil' buggers, not even when they are, as here, very well put together.

mOKCie
05-05-2009, 08:42 AM
Exactly how does one become a certified master Lego builder? They were my favoite toys growing up. I may have self-applied that title a few times. But, for a grown man? I don't know. I hope he has kids.

metro
05-05-2009, 08:58 AM
LEGO.com About Us - LEGO Company - LEGO Certified Professionals (http://www.lego.com/eng/info/default.asp?page=affiliates)

Oh GAWD the Smell!
05-05-2009, 09:03 AM
Exactly how does one become a certified master Lego builder? They were my favoite toys growing up. I may have self-applied that title a few times. But, for a grown man? I don't know. I hope he has kids.

Kids?

:doh:

Like that dude ever gets laid. :D

OK Cityscape
05-05-2009, 02:19 PM
In order to become a Master Lego Builder, one must be employed by Lego Corporation, and be able to build a ball out of Legos that rolls smoothly on a surface. There are only 40 Master Builders in the world. Pretty amazing!

The exhibit will be located in Penn Square Mall from November 14 through January 3 and will be constructed of more than one million Lego bricks. I hope you all will come out and take a look-it is sure to be awe-inspiring. And of course, the beneficiary, OKC Educare, is a very worthy cause. To learn more about what they are doing, visit OKLAHOMA CITY EDUCARE (http://www.okceducare.org).

OK Cityscape
05-05-2009, 02:26 PM
I would love to see a Lego reconstruction of the Crystal Bridge. I heard the Myriad Gardens is the biggest downtown area botanical gardens of any city in the U.S.



I forgot to say earlier, the Myriad Gardens will be part of the exhibit!

Karried
05-05-2009, 08:08 PM
That is too cool! I love Legos... what a great idea.

bluedogok
05-05-2009, 08:24 PM
Legos are probably a big reason of what I do now, they and Matchbox/Hot Wheels cars were my favorites.

edcrunk
05-05-2009, 10:54 PM
a lego store i went to in TOKYO

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dismayed
05-06-2009, 12:18 AM
There's a Lego Store in Anaheim, CA that has a life-size Lego giraffe in it. Pretty cool.

In Penn Square getting a Lego Store or did I just dream that up last night?

sethsrott
05-06-2009, 08:25 AM
There's a Lego Store in Anaheim, CA that has a life-size Lego giraffe in it. Pretty cool.

In Penn Square getting a Lego Store or did I just dream that up last night?

Nope, it is true...I just wish they would have located in the CBD...but I won't complain that we are getting unique retail that only 19 other states have...

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metro
05-06-2009, 08:31 AM
There's a Lego Store in Anaheim, CA that has a life-size Lego giraffe in it. Pretty cool.

In Penn Square getting a Lego Store or did I just dream that up last night?


Anaheim
http://cache.lego.com/upload/contentTemplating/StoresLandingpage/images/picB7A85D25D97C75873F05CC8D7479679C.jpg

OKC Penn Sq.
http://cache.lego.com/upload/contentTemplating/StoresLandingpage/images/pic3B741FEC57B7779B458371C2B93337C2.jpg

MadMonk
05-06-2009, 09:31 AM
Anaheim
http://cache.lego.com/upload/contentTemplating/StoresLandingpage/images/picB7A85D25D97C75873F05CC8D7479679C.jpg

OKC Penn Sq.
http://cache.lego.com/upload/contentTemplating/StoresLandingpage/images/pic3B741FEC57B7779B458371C2B93337C2.jpg

I visited that store a few years back. Pictures just don't do it justice.

Luke
05-06-2009, 01:49 PM
So, is that what the Penn Square Lego Store will look like or is it already open?

EDIT: Nevermind, I see that they're not open yet and it's just a standard pic from the Lego site.

Steve
05-06-2009, 06:39 PM
OKC Cityscape, in my interview with Bob Ross I was told Penn Square is a possibility, but the deal is not done yet and it could end up somewhere else.

CuatrodeMayo
05-06-2009, 08:10 PM
Legos are probably a big reason of what I do now, they and Matchbox/Hot Wheels cars were my favorites.

X2. I built everything under the sun.

bluedogok
05-06-2009, 09:38 PM
X2. I built everything under the sun.
Makes sense since we are in the same field of work...