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Jul. 18, 2014 10:52 am

The technology behind Legodelphia, a Lego replica of Center City

Levi Buffum, the creator of Legodelphia, is a 3D modeler for design patents.

(Photo courtesy of Legodelphia)

Levi Buffum has been building a Lego replica of Center City for months. Buffum, 32, of Media, Pa., calls it Legodelphia.

Follow his progress

Buffum is actually a 3D modeler for design patents, he told the Philadelphia City Paper, and he used Lego Digital Designer, Lego’s 3D modeler, to visualize the piece. He also used Google Earth, which shows models of the city’s built environment, to “get an overall look of the city.”

Read more on the City Paper and Geekadelphia.

Related: See the 7-foot tall structure made of 48,000 K’NEX at PHL airport.

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Juliana Reyes

Juliana Reyes began as lead reporter at Technical.ly Philly in July 2012. Previously, she was a city services beat reporter for the Philadelphia Daily News, as part of a project called “It’s Our Money.” She is learning to drive, learning to bike (in the city) but is an expert at taking SEPTA. She grew up in North Jersey and Manila, Philippines but she left the tropics for Bryn Mawr College, where she majored in linguistics. She now lives in West Philly.

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