Peleliu Invasion Built from LEGO® Bricks To Be Displayed on LST 325

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Brickmania will be visiting Charleston, WV from August 30th to September 3rd to display a Peleliu Invasion diorama, built using over 500,000 LEGO® bricks. The display will be set up in the tank deck of the World War II veteran landing ship LST 325 for the duration of her visit to Charleston.

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Photo by Doug Heimstead

Brickmania’s display includes a 10-foot-long 1/35th scale LST model, featuring disembarking boats, tanks and Marines for the World War II battle for the South Pacific island of Peleliu.  The display measures 5 x 24′ and includes many other iconic military machines that took part in the battle: Sherman tanks, LVT and DUKW amphibious vehicles, Higgins Boats, Corsair fighter planes as well as several hundred custom mini figures depicting US Marines and Imperial Japanese Army troops. The display has traveled to several events across North America where it has attracted a lot of attention at each stop. (Check out coverage at Gizmodo)

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Photo by Doug Heimstead

The LST 325 took part in several actions during World War II, including the D-Day landing at Normandy, will be in Charleston, WV from August 30 to September 3rd and open for visitors and tours from 9am to 5pm each day. LST 325 will be docked at Haddad Riverfront Park (across from the Ramada Hotel, 600 Kanawha Blvd East, Charleston, WV 25301).

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Photo by Doug Heimstead

Brickmania makes historic military building kits using LEGO® building bricks. We will have a small store on site stocked with our building kits and a selection of BrickArms™ custom weapons for your LEGO figures. While our primary medium is genuine LEGO bricks, we are in no way officially connected or endorsed by The LEGO Company.

Recent Media Coverage of Brickmania’s LST Display

 

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