Iwo Jima Replica

I was honored to be commissioned to build a replica of the flag raising at Iwo Jima for permanent installation at the National Museum of the Marine Corps. Using Joe Rosenthal’s famous photograph as inspiration, I sculpted the five Marines and a Navy corpsman raising the flag atop Mount Suribachi during the Battle of Iwo Jima. The sculpture used over 100,000 LEGO bricks.

The National Museum of the Marine Corps will be a state-of-the-art institution that will honor all Marines and share their stories with the American public through remarkable interactive displays. It is scheduled to open in November 2006 and is located in Quantico, Virginia.