In times where already the smallest children play with mobile devices, online and with high-tech gadgets, Lego’s small colorful building bricks are still going strong and remain one of the most favorite and best toys in children’s rooms.
And while they improve and encourage many for children essential skills, the little plastic pieces also boost creativity and appeal to countless adults. With Lego bricks the possibilities to build something with one’s own hands is never-ending. It’s more than a simple toy. Lego is a creative expression that allows everyone to make the most amazing things.
And one of these amazing things in our world is Machu Picchu.
So, Diego Baca, a Microsoft employee, had the idea to capture the beauty of Peru’s most popular tourist attraction and one of the 7 New World Wonders by building Machu Picchu with Lego bricks. He then submitted his model to Lego Ideas and hopes that it will be chosen to become the first official Lego set based on a South American sight.
But for this he needs our support and votes.
Lego Ideas is an online contest sponsored by Lego. Everyone can submit ideas for possible new Lego products which Diego Baca did. But only those projects that receive at least 10,000 votes end up in front of a review board that evaluates and hand-picks those projects that become real Lego sets.
Diego Baca’s Machu Picchu model is awesome and includes several key features of the Inca citadel including the Temple of the Sun, the Intihuatana, the Temple of the Three Windows, the Temple of the Condor, the Sacred Rock, Huayna Picchu, the main plaza, houses, the Urubamba River and of course a llama.
Wouldn’t it be great to one day walk into a shop, buy a Lego Machu Picchu set and then build, learn and explore? If you think so, please support the idea and vote.