Elderly community opens entire apartment for 90-year-old Legos

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (WDAF) — An exhibit tucked away in an apartment in a Kansas City seniors’ community may rival some of the exhibits you’d see at LEGOLAND.

Over the past 45 years, Bill Fields has assembled 260 Lego models. There are stadiums and Star Wars, cars and castles, Home Alone and Harry Potter.

“Sometimes I work on them for 4-5 hours straight because time gets away from me, I do them because it’s relaxing for me.”

Most models come with several thousand parts and cost hundreds of dollars to purchase.

“There are three manuals for putting this one together,” Fields said, pointing to where he was on page 329 of manual three.

He spent about two and a half weeks on the 4.5-foot, 9,000-piece Titanic, which is nearly ready for Thursday’s unveiling of the Bill Fields Lego room at the Senior Star Villa Ventura, a fundraiser for the Association. Alzheimers.

The public is welcome, during an Easter egg hunt at 2 p.m. on Thursday. Masks are always mandatory inside.

Fields is thrilled after a few years of restrictions for people to see what he’s been working on.

“Kids especially, they go crazy, they want to touch everything,” Fields said.

Bill said that after finishing Titanic he wasn’t sure what was next. As long as it’s a model with several thousand parts to occupy it.


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