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Bay City man's Lego creation on display at Castle Museum

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SAGINAW (WJRT) - (05/01/14) - If you have small kids, chances are you have Legos in your house.

If you have bigger kids, chances are they are stored away in some box.

A Bay City man has found his passion for Legos once again and his latest creation is now on display at the Castle Museum in Saginaw.

"I've loved Legos since [I was] a kid," said Scot Thompson.

Thompson has built the cities of Saginaw, Bay City and Midland - Lego style.

Castle Museum President and CEO Ken Santa got the idea from a similar display in a Traverse City museum.

"I contacted the museum director and found out a guy from Bay City had built the display," Santa said.

That guy is 39-year-old Thompson, who went back into Lego 'construction' in 2009.

"It's just a passion that has grown over a couple of years," he said.

Santa asked Thompson if he could do a display featuring the Great Lakes Bay Region.

"The three communities set up and easily identified from the moment you walk in, not too many people have to read the sign. This is Saginaw, this is Bay City," Thompson said.

In Midland, the county courthouse is on display, along with the Tridge. In Bay City, there's the State Theatre, which can be viewed from two perspectives.

"Take the top off and the inside is probably even better than the outside," Santa said.

In Saginaw, you'll see the Temple Theatre, Hoyt Library, and of course the Castle Museum.

How many individual pieces are here? Thompson estimates The Potter Street Station alone has more than 15,000 Legos. He says it took about nine months to do all three cities.

"Lego has no limit, it has connection points that are strong, it's very versatile, it's very creative, you don't just buy a set and it only builds that set," Thompson said.

The exhibit will be at the Castle Museum through Sept. 14.
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