During the recent pandemic, many Disney fans have had a lot of time at home to celebrate their fandom. This includes binge watching their favorite Disney shows, drawing their favorite Disney characters and even trying recipes found exclusively at the Disney Parks. However, this man took celebrating his fandom to another level by creating an entire replica of Disneyland from LEGOs.
John Daugherty, a 48-year-old fan of Disney and LEGO has always been a major fan of both. So much so, that in 2017 he constructed his very own Cinderella Castle when LEGO released a boxed set of the theme park gem–which he says inspired his latest enchanting creation.
“That was when I decided I’d make my own Disneyland,” Daugherty said. “All those sets could be put together and make a miniature version of the park.”
Given the stay-at-home orders found throughout most of the country and in Colony, Texas, where Daugherty resides, he was able to spend over 300 hours building 25 different LEGO sets that all came together to create this magical theme park.
As you probably already guessed, the series of sets included his own Cinderella Castle, complete with Mickey and friends. All in addition to many others, which make up Main Street U.S.A.
From these images, it’s obvious these 26 LEGO sets take up a large amount of room in the Daugherty household. Daugherty says they’re normally tucked away in the corner of his bedroom or inside his cabinets, but given the recent quarantine, he was able to convince his wife the dining room was the best place for this creation.
“She tolerates my hobby,” Daugherty laughed. “Thought if there was a time to bring it all out, it was during a quarantine.”
Most might think when looking at this incredible creation, Daugherty does it only for the fun of creating a little magic at home. However, Daugherty told GMA that it’s also helped him in other ways as well.
“It’s kind of like my therapy, just a fun thing to do,” Daugherty said. “It’s very zen.”
As one can imagine, creating this Disney Park replica would have to be the ultimate tease for a Disney fan like Daugherty. Especially, given the fact he lives quite far from the parks in Texas. However, Daugherty says he and his family are hoping to get back to the theme parks as soon as they reopen.
As we’re recently shared, the Disney Parks are currently closed around the world with the exception of the recent reopening of Shanghai Disneyland.
What are your thoughts on Daugherty’s very own Disneyland he made entirely out of LEGOs? Let us know in the comments!