The Burj Khalifa is a magnificent construction and engineering feat, even if much of it still is empty. The views of Dubai are stupendous, even if you feel a little cheated for not being able to go all the way to the top. But just outside of Detroit is an awesome replica even more incredible because it is constructed out of Legos.

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The Burj Khalifa, sublime in Legos

The Henry Ford museum in Dearborn is one of the best history and cultural experiences everywhere. I first went almost 20 years ago and tonight I went to a reception that the Ford Motor Co. hosted for journalists and bloggers. Where else can you see the facade of a retro McDonald’s and climb aboard massive locomotives? But this iconic museum in Dearborn currently has a delicious Legos exhibit that replicates some of the world’s tallest buildings. The Lego version of the Burj, however, rocks. These are Legos at their finest.

Disclosure: Ford fronted the costs of my trip to Detroit for the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS).

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Leon Kaye

Leon Kaye is the founder and editor of GreenGoPost.com. Based in California, he is a business writer and consultant. His work is has also appeared on Triple Pundit , The Guardian's Sustainable Business site and has appeared on Inhabitat and Earth911. His focus is making the business case for sustainability and corporate social responsibility. He's pictured here in Qatar, one of the Middle East countries in which he takes a keen interest because of its transformation into a post-oil economy. Other areas of interest include sustainable development in The Balkans, Brazil and Korea. He was a new media journalism fellow at the International Reporting Project, for which he covered child survival in India during February 2013. Contact him at leon@greengopost.com. You can also reach out via Twitter (@LeonKaye) and Instagram (GreenGoPost). As of October 2013, he now lives and works in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.