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 is the founder and editor of Based in California, he specializes in social media consulting and strategic communications. A journalist and writer since 2009, his work has 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. Areas of interest include the <a Middle East, 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 You can also reach out via Twitter (Leon Kaye) and Instagram (GreenGoPost). Since 2013, he has spent much of his time in Abu Dhabi, UAE, working with Masdar, the emirate's renewable energy company. He lives in Fresno, California.