When we read in amNY that a 10-foot Lego version of Trump Dubai was to be unveiled in Columbus Circle today, we knew we had to dispatch roving shutterbug Will Femia to the scene. Donald Trump! Dubai! Ridiculous spectacles! Three of our greatest passions! Unfortunately, Will had just missed the unveiling event, but he got plenty of shots of the plastic masterpiece. Trump Dubai, or the Trump International Hotel & Tower Dubai, is a partnership with Dubai megadeveloper Nakheel, and the 62-story building will be built on the "trunk" of Nakheel's palm-shaped set of islands just off the coast. The model will be on display until Tuesday, and if you wanted to cheat in the corresponding "guess how many Lego pieces" contest, check out the photo Will shot where the weight of the sculpture is revealed, and then pop into a deli and weigh one Lego piece on their scale. Or don't, because cheaters never win.
· NYC artist builds Lego model of Trump Dubai tower [amNY]
· Trump Dubai [Official Site]