Photo Credit: Bryan Steffy
Adam Reed Tucker got a little help from the team at the High Roller completing a six foot Lego model of Las Vegas’s observation wheel. Tucker, along with High Roller General Manager Eric Eberhart placed the final cabins built of Lego bricks on the structure this morning on The Linq’s Fountain Stage located in the central plaza of The Linq Promenade while Las Vegas visitors and locals looked on.
Tucker’s version of the High Roller is made from 10,000 standard Lego pieces that can be found amongst many Lego sets on store shelves. Aside from the steel frame; the High Roller model is made entirely out of Lego bricks with no gluing or cutting. Tucker designed the 50 pound structure without a computer using only hand sketches and trial and error.
Once on display in the High Roller Wheel House, guests will be able to view the Lego wheel daily during the High Roller’s operating hours from 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 a.m. Guests will also be able to see the wheel rotate in the same fashion as the original High Roller.
Adam Reed Tucker is one of only a dozen Certified Lego Professionals in the world and throughout his professional career, Tucker has developed educational programs to bring a greater understanding and appreciation in the areas of architecture, engineering, art, science and design. Through his work Tucker strives to promote the brick as a creative medium, not just as the toy we all grew up with as a child.