FOR THE KIDS

Brick by Brick

Lego exhibit launches at the Museum of Science and Industry


Ever since Legos debuted to the world in 1932, kids, truly of all ages, have used the small colorful bricks to build incredible structures and figures to express creativity. The name Lego derives from two Danish words “leg godt” that mean “play well” and Adam Reed Tucker, a certified professional LEGO builder takes that short but powerful phrase to heart.

In a new exhibit at the Museum of Science and Industry that opened March 10, Reed Tucker showcases a dozen giant Lego structures, recreations of iconic buildings like at 60-foot-long Golden Gate Bridge, Hoover Dam, the Colosseum in Rome and the St. Louis Arch. The Chicago native (and one of only 14 certified Lego professionals in the world) used 64,000 Lego bricks to build his pieces, which encompass 7,000 square feet in the museum.

Brick by Brick runs through February of 2017 and does require a separate timed-entry ticket that cost $9 for adults and $7 for kids ages 3 to 11.

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