Starting Friday, Alamo enthusiasts in San Antonio will be able to see the famous 1836 battle depicted in 50,000 plastic Lego pieces.
Complete with soldiers, cannons, farm animals, and Davy Crockett fighting a bear, this 63-square-foot model of the Alamo will be on display to the public through the end of the year.
A 2017 visit to the Alamo inspired Adam Bell, his wife, and sons to recreate the model of the church and battlefield. It took Bell three years to research, design, and build the model with his family. He used research and artwork from artists Mark Lemon and Gary Zaboly to make the design as historically accurate as possible.
Bell’s Alamo model contains 315 minifigures designed to represent the time period and breaks into 90 different sections.
“I’ve always been fascinated by the story of the Alamo defenders and their sacrifice, and my wife has always had a great interest in Texas history, which we’ve tried to foster the same interest in our two children,” Bell said in a new release. “When we last visited with our boys back in 2017, we knew then that we had to build a model of the Alamo as a family.”
The Battle of the Alamo Lego model will be on view in the Crockett Building across from the Alamo on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays through 2021. Admission is free.