This is one of the many reasons I plan to live in Massachusetts. Not to mention it seems like a pretty intellectual place. You always hear about "new studies at MIT" or "scientists at Harvard found" or stuff like that. That sounds like a prefect place for an aspiring inventor like me.
For context's sake, let me explain that, when I was younger, I was really into LEGOs. But that was before they started hiking up the prices of sets, making the hobby rather unsustainable.
I couldn't realistically get all the exact pieces I needed from my personal stores, but among other advantages, LEGO's digital design software provides unlimited LEGOs of any kind. I downloaded the Google Earth 3D models of the Collosseum, Stonehenge, and the Titanic for building reference. I also found the instructions for a couple five-hundred-dollar sets, so I can build those on the computer for free, but for those I can't order the parts after I build them digitally. After I finish my designs, you'll be able to see them on the Stuff I've Made page. You can already see some cool stuff I've made on there.
I'd like to take this moment to say, the Artemis Fowl series is hands down one of the greatest, if not the greatest book series I've ever read. I recommend it to anyone and everyone who likes to read. Plus, the main character's Irish, like me! Well, I'm a second-generation American, but I'm very proud of my Irish heritage.
Update: I've uploaded an improved version of the course, which you can check out here and here. Thanks again!