LEGO exhibit showcases the advances of childhood creativity

By David Villegas

Contributing Reporter


The LEGO model of the Museum of Science and Industry as its original building: The Palace of Fine Arts. Photo Credit: J.B. Spector/Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago

           If students ever feel the desire to explore their creative past, then the opportunity is available for people of all ages to go down to the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago to experience the Brick by Brick exhibit.

The museum has created a 7,000 square foot special exhibit for displaying a collection of engineering marvels created entirely of LEGO blocks. These marvels include: a replica of the Golden Gate Bridge, St. Louis Gateway Arch, Hoover Dam, Roman colosseum and more for those young and young at heart to see.

All of this artwork has been produced by LEGO certified professional and Chicago native Adam Reed Tucker.

He partnered with The LEGO Group, of which there are about 13 other members, to create these architecture sets. These have been made with great detail, with as many as 64,000 bricks and the structures taking  hundreds of hours to make.

As one explores the exhibit, there are also stations and challenges so guests can have a hands-on experience to reinforce their creativity.

Brick by Brick opened March 10 and will run until February 2017. In addition of the general admission fee, this exhibition requires an extra timed-entry ticket ($9 for adults and $7 for kids ages 3-11).

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