Building Patience and Fortitude: One Lego at a time

Those of you who follow the curious g know that I’m a huge fan of the New York Public Library (NYPL) – and Legos.

Post-Thanksgiving Day, I usually take a walk uptown to check out the holiday decorations and store windows before the sidewalks get oh-so crowded.

At the main branch of the NYPL @ Fifth and 40 Street – I give the real Patience and Fortitude (by sculptor Edward Clark Potter) my annual tap – then pop inside to find the Lego version of the lions, on view in the library’s main hall. I can’t imagine engineering this feat, but it’s a sight to behold.

Here’s the full story of their creation and creator, Nathan Sawaya.

NYPL, holiday sightings, lego art,

Image: Chester Higgins Jr./The New York Times

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