Wednesday, February 25, 2015

"Golden Spike Ceremony Lego Set Needs Support"

From: "Jack Little"

My name is Jack little, and I recently created a brand-new Lego concept of the Golden Spike Ceremony.

I am contacting the Central Pacific Railroad Photographic History Museum in the hope that I can get you guys to vote for my Lego set, which will potentially be made and sold worldwide by Lego. Before that can happen, I need 10,000 votes within one year to prove that it will be popular enough to sell well. Most of the other Lego model submissions that are getting lots of votes tend to be sci-fi/fantasy stuff. Those are fun, but kids aren't going to learn anything from them. This one I made will potentially get kids excited about learning about history and railroads (two of my favorite subjects) and may even get their parents interested in these topics, too. Any votes that you, your friends, or your co-workers can provide will be very helpful. Clicking those little Facebook/Twitter share buttons below the support button on my model's webpage will help, also. ...

Jack E. Little, III

Lego Golden Spike Ceremony

Lego Golden Spike Ceremony

Lego Golden Spike Ceremony


Anonymous Anonymous said...

For better perspective regarding a comment about Chinese at the Last Spike Ceremony on May 10, 1869 at Promontory Summit, Utah, see this article and this related discussion.

2/25/2015 7:28 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

See related: "DOT, DOT, DOT ... DONE!" – GOLDEN SPIKE.

2/25/2015 7:52 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The A.J. Russell photograph actually shows CPRR Chief Engineer Samuel S. Montague (left) shaking hands with UPRR Chief Engineer Grenville M. Dodge (right).

2/25/2015 7:56 AM  
Anonymous jackdude101 said...

Original designer here.

Yes, I know that in the actual photo it's the chief engineers shaking hands. I used a bit of creative license in my Lego concept by including people that would be more recognizable to ordinary folks. Hence, Leland Stanford and Thomas C. Durant are shaking hands, plus we can also see women, a soldier, and most notably a Cantonese track worker. None of those guys were in the photo either.

2/27/2015 11:22 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There were a number of photographs taken that day, including an earlier stereograph at the same ceremony by the same photographer, A.J. Russell, showing Chinese track workers who participated in the completion of the transcontinental railroad and placing the last ties, rails, and spikes.

2/27/2015 12:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Contestant designs Lego set replicating historic Utah Golden Spike Ceremony"

Courtesy Google Alerts.

6/02/2015 9:26 PM  

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