In the Buttliere family’s Buffalo Grove home, the Eiffel Tower shares a table with the World Trade Center complex, Toronto’s CN Tower, and Dubai’s Burj Khalifa. A row of shops sits on top of an entertainment center, with cotton balls representing snow artfully arranged on the rooftops.
Each building is a 1:650 scale model assembled entirely out of LEGOs and designed and constructed by Rocco Buttliere, a Buffalo Grove High School senior.
Buttliere first became interested in LEGOs when he was in first grade and selling popcorn for his Cub Scout troop. He earned enough points to win his first set, a Harry Potter-themed kit.