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LEGO Glastonbury music festival, complete with Kanye, Kim, and Dave Grohl

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A model-building team at Legoland Windsor, UK took 720 hours to build Lego Glastonbury. They used almost 10,000 bricks, including 5,400 used to create the 50cm high Pyramid Stage based on exact dimensions provided by the Glastonbury Festival team.

"The Model Makers have had a huge amount of fun creating the scene and the Festival team have been really helpful giving us stage dimensions and sending a special consignment of Glastonbury ‘mud’ fresh from the farm," said a Legoland spokesperson.

More about the making of this spectacular scene in the Legoland press release, and you can visit it in person at the Legoland Windsor resort.

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Even when only 10cm tall, Kanye seems to be causing trouble.


Even when only 10cm tall, Kanye seems to be causing trouble.

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The recreation features tiny toilets, tents and festival-goers mud-sliding in real Glastonbury Festival mud delivered direct to Legoland from Worthy Farm.

The recreation features tiny toilets, tents and festival-goers mud-sliding in real Glastonbury Festival mud delivered direct to Legoland from Worthy Farm.

Dave Grohl - complete with busted leg - chatting to Kim Kardashian.


Dave Grohl - complete with busted leg - chatting to Kim Kardashian.

Genuine Glastonbury mud.


Genuine Glastonbury mud.

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Art on Ice in Minneapolis

Every two years, Minnesota artists build a temporary village on a frozen lake near Minneapolis, crafting colorful, creative parodies of traditional ice fishing shanties that are open to the public for four weekends. The event is juried. Dozens of groups submit proposals for shanties, but only 20 are chosen. Each shanty has a theme, and each theme comes with some kind of interactive programming — whether scheduled events or stuff to do in the shanty as you wander through. In 2012, 20,000 people visited the shanties at Medicine Lake. (That year, I followed some Minneapolis makers as they built and launched their monster-themed shanty.)

The 2014 Art Shanty Project opened last weekend on White Bear Lake, north of St. Paul, and my husband I took our daughter and went to see what we could see.

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