Built for Blue

Special Event and Art Installation

Built for Blue is a special art installation at the National Law Enforcement Memorial and Museum.

Two esteemed LEGO® builders meticulously crafted a 5.5’ replica of one of the newly issued U.S. Mint commemorative law enforcement coins. Built of LEGO® bricks, this model honors law enforcement officers during National Police Week and beyond.

Time Lapse Video

Almost 3 weeks to construct over 90,000 LEGO® bricks! Watch it all unfold here!

Built for Blue is 6 feet tall, over 5 feet wide and 5 inches deep, and will be on display in the window of the Museum’s West Pavilion throughout 2021.

Mel and Jermaine appeared on the inaugural season of Fox’s LEGO Masters, in 2020.

The Builders

Melvin Brown

Mel is a retired, 18-year veteran of Seat Pleasant, Maryland Police Department and former head of the Community Services Unit.

He has continued this in his LEGO® journey and is currently spearheading a new youth project that introduces the joy of building with LEGO bricks into the homes of the underprivileged.

Jermaine Gardner

Under his brand, Brix Media Studios, Jermaine’s talents have brought worldwide recognition of his craft to a spectrum of clients. This led to showcasing his abilities on two reality television shows, Fox’s Lego Masters and Food Network’s Buddy vs Christmas.