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Lego replica of downtown Tampa on display in high rise lobby

TAMPA — An elaborate Lego project depicting downtown Tampa’s best-known structures is wowing visitors to the 100 North Tampa building.

“This is truly magnificent,” Thomas Greaney said as he took in the sprawling display Monday. “The people who did it obviously had a good feel for the downtown to be able to replicate it as well as they did. It’s really a testament to people’s creativity.”

The Clearwater-based Greater Florida Lego Users Group project features City Hall and many other downtown buildings. Attention to detail includes boats moored behind the Tampa Convention Center, plus buildings with rooftop gardens, satellite dishes, helipads and wind socks.

The users group founded in 2000 allows adult fans of Lego blocks to express their unique hobby, according to the organization’s website. The club’s projects have been displayed at model railroad shows, art festivals, conventions and meetings at Walt Disney World. The Downtown Tampa Display has been an ongoing project since 2005, when two members built the Bank of America high-rise and One City Center. The lobby display in the building at 100 N. Tampa St., also known as the Regions Bank building, will be displayed through Sept. 27.

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