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Lego Lion

22 May, 2013

The Author has long been a fan of Legos and delights in discovering impressive Lego (and Lego-like) creations. Please recall Lego Lego Everywhere!


This Lego Lion in the New York Public Library, is rather majestic. His stone inspiration, Patience*, sits vigilant outside the Library.

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*His real name (well, longest standing name)! Mayor LaGuardia named the lions Patience and Fortitude–two virtues he said New Yorkers needed in order to endure the Great Depression.

6 Comments leave one →
  1. donnahardees permalink
    22 May, 2013 4:35 am

    I’d argue that Patience and Fortitude are what one needs when trying to make one’s way to LaGuardia airport, which does not appear to be served by any major public transport.

  2. Anonymous permalink
    23 May, 2013 7:08 pm

    Certainly took a lot of patience to do that lego lion; I hope at least a little more than getting to LaGuardia.

  3. 24 May, 2013 10:01 am

    In fact, it took 3 weeks and 60,000 standard grey Lego bricks! The creator is Nathan Sawaya, the ‘Brick Artist’ (

  4. dadork permalink
    24 May, 2013 12:49 pm

    why don’t you take the lion for a walk over to times square to see the legl starwars starfigher?


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