Building “Brick” Obama


Former U.S. President Barack Obama has become a BrickHeadz character, complete with a stately looking LEGO rendition of the Oval Office. Irish builder jarekwally built this display for a local LEGO event called Brick Obama, named after the Barack Obama Plaza shopping center where the event was held. Why is there a shopping center in Ireland named after Obama? As it turns out, the former president’s great-great-grandfather once lived in the Irish village of Moneygall. I learned something new!


In building his model, jarekwally referenced actual photographs from inside the Oval Office. His efforts paid off, resulting in a room full of wonderful details. The curvature of the room looks natural, the curtains are hanging, and various bricks have been used in clever ways to form the molding. All of this is further accentuated by carefully placed and quaint looking LEGO furniture. While such aspects of the build are impressive, I’m particularly in love with the plate-built flags positioned to capture them at rest.

Everything is framed within a white box, complete with with a small American flag and “U.S.” abbreviation. On the whole, it’s a nice presentation. Dare I say, it’s even presidential.

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