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Updated: Friday, 08 Mar 2013, 7:03 PM EST
Published : Friday, 08 Mar 2013, 7:03 PM EST
INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - For two days, the Ag-Hort building at the Indiana State Fairgrounds is being transformed into "Brick World” – a wonderland of Legos – turning plastic bricks into Star Wars planets.
"In just this section here there's about 45 – 50,000, and then on the battle field there's probably another 20,000, including about 1,000 clone troopers and battle droids fighting,” says Dough Davis, who has put together a giant Star Wars recreation.
The two day event also features international airports, like the one built by Bryan Bonahoom.
"This particular thing is about 50,000 pieces," he says.
Tim Allwein created an entire city with moving trains and a monorail.
"It's a creation that my daughter and I built over the last four years," he says.
But don't call these creations toys, says the man behind BrickWorld, Fishers resident Bryan Bonahoom.
"It's a very very incredibly flexible art medium is really what it boils down to. You can do art, engineering and architecture with this," he says.
Bonahoom started Brick World in Chicago back in 2007, adding an Indianapolis event as a way for local Lego hobbyists to show what they can do.
Bryan is an electrical engineer. Doug, a realtor. And Tim, a firefighter. Legos are a passion for them, but not a living.
Still, for many, it's a stress reliever.
"I don't care what happens in the world. You can be mad at anybody and open a box of Legos and your fine," says Davis.
Brick World runs through Sunday. It costs $9 for adults and $6 for children under 10.