The wrath of Hurricane Maria descends on the island of Puerto Rico

A little over a year ago, Hurricane Maria devastated the island of Puerto Rico, killing thousands of residents and leaving many more without power, water, and basic necessities for many months afterward. Contrary to the words and actions of some American politicians, Puerto Rico is no less a part of the United States than Washington, D.C. itself is, but recovery efforts have been hampered by racism, callous politics, and name-calling. LEGO builder Nathan C. lived through Hurrican Maria, and recently created a LEGO model that illustrates the fear, terror, and destruction he experienced as the storm passed over him.

Hurricane Maria LEGO MOC (With Notes)

Not only does his detailed LEGO diorama capture the destruction that Hurricane Maria caused on the island, Nathan has animated his model with LEGO Power Functions — the tree and satellite TV dish sway in the wind, roof boards flap, and more. Also be sure to click through to the photo above to read Nathan’s detailed notes about the specific ways in which Maria affected the people and buildings of Puerto Rico, ranging from the implosion of concrete walls to broken water mains.

This isn’t the first time that we’ve featured a strong political statement in LEGO about a terrible storm. Back in September 2005, I commented on the Federal government’s poor reaction to Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans with a much smaller LEGO vignette.

4 comments on “The wrath of Hurricane Maria descends on the island of Puerto Rico

  1. R

    I would very interested in hearing examples of the racism, callous politics, and name-calling that you refer to. It’s one thing to go and just shout hot button words and create even more division; and another completely to have actual facts that back up your case. Oh and one more thing, Puerto Rico is not on the same level as Washington D.C.; PR is simply a US territory that still has its own federal system of government that is accountable to their own people yet receives financial assistance from the US. Whereas DC is a federal city that has a local government structure but overseen directly by the federal government. You should probably go check your facts on that one rather than simply foaming at the mouth.

  2. Ashanti1972

    That Maria protocol is amazing it campture evreverything and I should know I live by the rain forest and witness evreveryth

  3. Ashanti1972

    Maybe you need to get your facts straight then wy the washinton polactics are here taking so much from the people off this aisland like have you stopped to think how much money FEMA receive from this aisland compare to other 50 and you have the nerve to say something like that you’re just like the fool in charge that came here and thru paper towels at us and told us that nothing happened here how shame fall how can we trust afool like that to be in charge let me live in proberty and happy that the economy is booming and live so full of racist believe . so I stay in my side line with my knee dow and my fist up for your national antheme so I will keep educating my children not with hate or racist believe but to be proud of them selves lern plenty of English so when someone tried to give them the wrong info they can correct them and that’s what I stand for my color of my beautiful island

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