Take a look at the Lego version of Windsor, Ont., council created by a local man

Windsor, Ont., council in Lego form, courtesy of Lego aficionado Riley Richard.  (Michael Evans/CBC - image credit)
Windsor, Ont., council in Lego form, courtesy of Lego aficionado Riley Richard. (Michael Evans/CBC - image credit)

Riley Richard credits his family for building his love of Lego, block by block, from an early age.

"Ever since I was a pretty much a small child, my whole family got into it and by proxy, I got into it too," Richard said.

Recently, he decided to take on a new project: recreating Windsor, Ont., council in Lego form.

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Michael Evans/CBC

"I'm basically replicating the photo of our city council that's up on the website right now," the local resident said.

"This was kind of a cool little project to do. And once I posted it, everybody was giving me lots of good feedback about it."

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Michael Evans/CBC

He said the most difficult councillor to recreate was Gary Kaschak.

"It's a style that's hard to describe, but either way, there weren't a lot of pieces I had that were in the correct colour to kind of mirror it," he said, adding Mayor Drew Dilkens was the easiest to replicate.

He also said Coun. Kieran McKenzie's beard didn't work on his first attempt — using a "Santa" beard wasn't quite right — so he used a piece with the beard printed on.

Canadian content 

It isn't Richard's first foray into recreating familiar people with Lego — especially if you like Canadian pop culture.

He's developed a host of favourites from Canadian television series.

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Michael Evans/CBC

They include Bob and Doug McKenzie, two "hosers" from the sketch comedy show SCTV.

"It was essentially just two minutes of pure Canadian content and that is just what has made it a cult classic," he said of the pair.

"As you can see, they got their stubbies because that's what beers used to be back then, the old stubby boys."

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Michael Evans/CBC

And there's Red and Harold Green from the Red Green Show.

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Michael Evans/CBC

But one of his personal favourites is his Lego likenesses of the three main characters from the Trailer Park Boys.

"My dad got me into it when I was way too young to be watching it realistically, but still, I've been a big fan of it ever since," he said.

On top of Bubbles, Ricky and Julian, he's built Ricky's car and several other characters and scenes from the show.

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Michael Evans/CBC