When he first saw the various Star Wars exhibits, 9-year-old James Herman didn’t know what to say.
“When I saw it, I was just like, ‘Wow,’” he said.
It was James’ first time at the Morehead Planetarium and Science Center’s annual LEGO-palooza, held earlier this month.
Free to the public, the weekend event drew hundreds of children and parents like James’ mother, Beth Herman, who said she was equally impressed by exhibits ranging from the Titanic to the Death Star.
“It all looks like it must have taken a lot of work,” she said.
Star Wars was a popular theme at the event, with displays showing battles on Endor and Hoth that looked straight out of the movies.
The Raleigh-based North Carolina LEGO Users Group contributed most of the exhibits, although some came from individuals.
This year’s creations also included a sprawling model town and an exhibit on Islamic architecture created by Durham resident Sandy Cash.
Cash said he finds inspiration in scenes from Islamic architecture and doesn’t consider his creations to be replicas.