Historic Grand Rapids LEGO®Display

Returns November 2024.

See historic Grand Rapids like never before, built from LEGO® bricks! This 1925-era display, complete with operating trams, is on display on the GRPM’s second floor, and showcases buildings in downtown Grand Rapids as they were in the 1920s, including the McKay Building before adding on to become the McKay Tower.  The LEGO® brick display was built by the West Michigan LEGO® Train Club.

Historic Grand Rapids LEGO Display

Western Michigan LEGO® Train Club

The GRPM LEGO® display was created by the Western Michigan LEGO®Train Club. Western Michigan LEGO® Train Club (WMLTC) was founded in late 2011 by members of the Michigan LEGO® User Group (MichLUG) to further promote the LEGO®hobby in West Michigan. Members enjoy sharing their displays with the public and connecting with like-minded builders.  Milton Train Works™ (MTW) is partnering with WMLTC for this display. Milton Train Works has been selling collector rail-themed custom kit designs since 1999. MTW, in partnership with WMLTC, or MichLUG, has also created a number of large-scale LEGO®creations for museums and shows around the region. Some examples include a 7-foot Tony the Tiger™ for Kellogg’s Cereal City (Battle Creek, Michigan), and models for The Henry Ford Museum (Dearborn, Michigan).