Be honest, when you sit down in front of a giant pile of Lego bricks you tend to have amazing ideas in your head about what you want to create.
Then it comes out looking like a bland, featureless cube that bears no resemblance to the thing you were actually trying to make.
It's OK. We've all got to start somewhere. With practice, maybe you'll be able to build beloved Dallas landmarks like Fountain Place. Or maybe you can do what these builders did and recreate iconic pieces of American culture, like the Statue of Liberty, the Liberty Bell or the Lincoln Memorial.
These large scale Lego models are part of the Lego Americana Roadshow at Stonebriar Centre in Frisco, where you'll be able to find them through March 5. The models aren't child's play, either. According to a press release about the event, the U.S. Capitol Building model stands 10 feet high, is 25 feet long and took a team of eight builders more than 1,700 hours to build.
If you go, there are additional activities (like a scavenger hunt and a Lego brick play area) to keep you busy while you're there.
Check out the gallery below for photos of the models.
Photos by Anja Schlein, Special Contributor