Transcontinental Railroad Recreated in LEGO!

Calling all LEGO fans! Jeff Peterson tagged us in a post on Facebook to share how he is using our Acrylic Figurine Display Case.

Jeff has on display a LEGO Transcontinental Railroad MOC build. For those unfamiliar with LEGO terminology (yes, there is specific terminology used by LEGO fans), MOC stands for My Own Creation. That’s right, Jeff’s work is an original design. In this instance, Jeff said, “I get inspiration from what others do and then modify or add my own flair.”

Here’s a little history lesson. The Transcontinental Railroad, completed in 1869, was the first railroad to connect America’s west and east coasts. The significance of this was that for the first time in the history of the United States, travelling across the continental United States could be achieved without a horse or wagon. So it comes as no surprise that something as significant as the Transcontinental Railroad would inspire LEGO builders and historians alike to put their bricks to use and recreate the famous moment where the railroad presidents of Union Pacific and Central Pacific to drive the last spike that connected their railroads on May 10th, 1869.

Jeff has shopped with Better Display Cases a number of times, and had this to say. “I love the quality of them and all the various sizes. Plan on getting more.”

The Acrylic Figurine Display Case was just the right size for this awesome LEGO build. The brick-built backdrop of this scene recreation fits within the case perfectly along the back wall and has a clear, unobstructed view of it from all other sides. Our cases are perfect for all of your MOC LEGO builds and will display them in a quality display case that will both protect and present them in the best way. We at Better Display Cases believe in displaying your story, and that if an item is in a case, there must be a story behind it. 

Check out our new video about this as part of "HiStory of America" series!

LEGO Transcontinental Railroad | HiStory of America



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