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High Roller Las Vegas Honored with Replica by Certified LEGO Architecture Artist

Last updated: June 5, 2015 at 10:07 am. Posted by in The LINQ, Things to Do in Las Vegas. Comments Off on High Roller Las Vegas Honored with Replica by Certified LEGO Architecture Artist.

Today at The LINQ, LEGO Certified Professional Adam Reed Tucker will unveil his six-foot tall, 50-pound replica of the iconic High Roller Las Vegas. The unveiling of the attraction takes place at 10:30am at The LINQ Fountain Stage near the middle of the Promenade.

Progress of High Roller LEGO Repilca by LEGO Architecture Professional Adam Reed Tucker

The replica in progress at Adam Reed Tucker’s studio

Understand what a rare honor this is: Adam is one of only 14 certified LEGO professionals in the entire world. He only takes on five or six projects a year in order to maintain impeccable prestige and quality standards. His design portfolio includes worldwide brands like Disney, Westin, World Trade Center, Six Flags, Ford Field, the Museum of Science & Industry, etc.

LEGO Architecture Professional Adam Reed Tucker working on his High Roller replica

LEGO Architecture Professional Adam Reed Tucker works on his High Roller replica

Adam approaches his projects as an artist focused on capturing the essence of the structure. His LEGO version of the High Roller is built from scratch, designed entirely in his head without relying on computer software. Adam reviewed photographs and blueprints of the High Roller prior to building his replica, and built the wheel by trial and error using only hand sketches.

The LEGO High Roller wheel is constructed entirely of 10,000 standard LEGO pieces masterfully built on a steel frame with no gluing or piece cutting. All pieces utilized in the build are standard LEGO pieces that can be found amongst standard LEGO sets on store shelves. The High Roller wheel actually moves, and each cabin rotates as the wheel goes round—exactly like the real High Roller.

High Roller pods reconstructed in LEGO by Architecture Professional Adam Reed Tucker

High Roller pods reconstructed in LEGO by Architecture Professional Adam Reed Tucker

Following the unveiling, Adam’s LEGO High Roller replica will live in the Wheelhouse next to the attraction, so please view it as part of your pre-ride experience. Please stop by the Fountain Stage today for the unveiling at 10:30am, or pop into the Wheelhouse tomorrow and tag your posted photos with the hashtag #ReinventTheWheel so we can see them!



About The Author

Ryan Slattery grew up in Boston. It wasn’t until he moved to Las Vegas in 2003 that the city’s sports teams started winning championships—eight since he left. Now, he’s only allowed back to visit. Ryan is the managing editor of Vegas Player magazine and also writes about travel, entertainment and dining for a number of national publications.

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