Battle of the Alamo in 1836

View of the Battle of the Alamo from the West made from LEGO bricks

Come and see a jaw-dropping model of the 1836 Alamo fort made with over 50,000 LEGO bricks! This limited-time exhibit is free to the public and will be open during normal operating hours on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays through the rest of 2021 in the Crockett Building across from Alamo Church. Built by brickmaster Adam Bell, this 63 square-foot model is a meticulous recreation of the 1836 footprint of the site. To be as accurate as possible, Bell used research and artwork from artists Mark Lemon and Gary Zaboly. With the help of a toy builder to create custom weapons and minifigures that accurately represent the time period, this model took three years to research, design, and build.

When Bell first visited the Alamo as a child he became fascinated not only with the bravery of the Defenders in 1836, but also with a miniature diorama of the battle that was on display at the time. After a visit to the Alamo with his wife and children in 2017, the Bell family decided to try to build a historically accurate model of the battle together. Bell's Alamo model is so big, it is the same size as the seven largest LEGO sets ever produced combined. It contains 315 minifigures, 50,000 individual LEGO bricks, and breaks apart into 90 different sections. This Alamo model won the award for "Best Historical" set at the 2021 Brick Rodeo in Sugarland earlier this year.

Parents and two boys standing in a row
Creator Adam Bell and his family
Family standing behind Battle of the Alamo made from LEGO bricks
The Bell Family at the Brick Rodeo
View of the Battle of the Alamo from the lunette made from LEGO bricks
View of the Battle of the Alamo from the Northwest made from LEGO bricks
View of the Battle of the Alamo from the palisade made from LEGO bricks
View of the Battle of the Alamo from the back of the church made from LEGO bricks
Alamo Church and Long Barrack in 1836 made from LEGO bricks
David Crockett fighting a bear made from LEGO bricks
View of the Battle of the Alamo from the North made from LEGO bricks
View of the Battle of the Alamo from the palisade made from LEGO bricks
View of the Battle of the Alamo from the acequia made from LEGO bricks
Alamo Church in 1836 made from LEGO bricks
View of cannon in Alamo Church in 1836 made from LEGO bricks
View of the Battle of the Alamo over the palisade made from LEGO bricks