Child’s Play Becomes an Adult Stress Reliever

Child’s Play Becomes an Adult Stress Reliever

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Lincoln attorney Adam Prochaska spent many evenings playing LEGOs with his small children and often found himself continuing projects after his children had gone to bed. Before long Prochaska became a LEGO aficionado, creating bigger and better designs as a way to wind down after a long day at the office. 

He took an interest in creating the Nebraska Supreme Court out of LEGOs a couple of years ago. In November 2015 he visited the courtroom with a camera and started creating his structure in early 2016.

On April 13, 2018, he brought his courtroom to the courtroom for judges and LEGO fans to see.

Noting that the courtroom is his first lighted project, he demonstrated the miniature LED lighting of the wall sconces and the chandelier. Courtroom tapestries were created on a specialized website using dyed, washable fabric.

Student tour groups were encouraged to inspect the structure. One grade school visitor remarked, “I thought the State Capitol was serious…they have LEGOs!”

When asked how many hours the construction took, Prochaska responded, “I don’t think I want to know.”

Prochaska is originally from Prague, NE, and is currently a private practice attorney at O’Neill, Heinrich, Damkroger, Bergmeyer & Shultz in Lincoln. He and his wife, Misty, have a large LEGO room in their basement where their two daughters and son control the majority of the space. His next project is the Goldenrod Bakery in Lincoln, but his children are focusing on constructing “Teen Titans.”

Prochaska constructed the courtroom with a lift-off top which might explain the beauty of this type of after-work project.  He pointed out, “When you put the lid on, the idea is to give a different perspective.  It is like looking in a window and finding a new focus.”


Top photo credit: Misty Prochaska