Seattle Guy's Lego Man Cave Contains About 250,000 Pieces and a Bar

Architect Jeff Pelletier outfitted his basement into a Lego collection.

BySUSANNA KIM
May 05, 2015, 1:05 PM

— -- One guy's man cave in Seattle is the ultimate Lego lovers paradise.

Jeff Pelletier, an architect, started playing with the small plastic building blocks when he was a toddler and up through the age of 16.

"I pulled it out of storage around 2005 and started building up my collection to the size it is now," he told ABC News, describing his approximately 250,000-piece collection that cost him about $25,000, as reported by ABC News' Seattle station KOMO.

He remodeled his home in 2011 and decided to transform his basement into the Lego-themed man cave he has today.

PHOTO: A Seattle man has made an amazing Lego room in his basement.
A Seattle man has made an amazing Lego room in his basement.
KOMO

"I decided to build the Lego room to have a place to nicely store my collection," he said. "It also serves as a great brackdrop for our media room, allowing the space to be more than just one thing. We knew this was our 'forever' house so we could take the risk to make such a custom room."

PHOTO: A Seattle man has made an amazing Lego room in his basement.
A Seattle man has made an amazing Lego room in his basement.
KOMO

The room has drawers that reach the ceiling, with designated places for things like Lego heads. There is also a bar where adults can enjoy a drink. He hopes his sons, ages 2 1/2 and 7 months, will someday be as enthusiastic as he is about the toys.

PHOTO: Jeff Pelletier re-designed his 1902 home from 2011 to 2013 with a contemporary look and amenities.
Jeff Pelletier re-designed his 1902 home from 2011 to 2013 with a contemporary look and amenities.
John Wilbanks/Board & Vellum

"Everyone is always surprised and excited when they see it and luckily I have had a very supportive group of friends and family," he told ABC News. "My husband even builds down there from time to time although he isn’t as big of a fan as I am."

PHOTO: A Seattle man has made an amazing Lego room in his basement.
A Seattle man has made an amazing Lego room in his basement.
KOMO

Pelletier, who runs a small architecture practice Board & Vellum, has pulled in fun elements into his residential projects -- including for a family that also shared his hobby and has a smaller Lego area.

PHOTO: Jeff Pelletier built a smaller Lego area for another family that shares his favorite hobby.
Jeff Pelletier built a smaller Lego area for another family that shares his favorite hobby.
John Wilbanks/Board & Vellum

When asked about other creative features in his home, Pelletier said dogs love his custom dog crate near his kitchen.

PHOTO: Pelletier's house also has a built-in dog crate off of the kitchen, which he says the dogs love.
Pelletier's house also has a built-in dog crate off of the kitchen, which he says the dogs love.
John Wilbanks/Board & Vellum

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