1 LEGO® Architecture Exhibit = 15,500,000 LEGO® Bricks; Plug that in a Graphing Calculator…
If you’re going to Washington D.C. (or will be in the area) before this Labor Day (September 3rd), you can’t miss the LEGO® Architecture exhibition at the National Building Museum, entitled “Towering Ambition”. The exhibit just added three new iconic buildings to the 15 already on display, and they…are…HUGE!!!
While the three new models took a combined 641 hours to create, the rest of the exhibit includes the Chicago Spire, the Burj Khalifa, Fallingwater, the John Hancock Center and the Empire State Building; all buildings include amazing detail and scale. In total, 15 of the world’s most iconic buildings are in the exhibit, created by LEGO® certified professional Adam Reed Tucker (1 of only 11 LEGO® certified professionals in the world). The Museum’s LEGO® Architecture exhibition is among the most popular in Museum history and has had over 214,000 visitors since opening in July 2010. The original 15 models of the world’s most iconic buildings were created by LEGO® certified professional Adam Reed Tucker, one of only 11 LEGO® certified professionals in the world. The Museum’s LEGO® Architecture exhibition is among the most popular in Museum history and has had more than 214,000 visitors since it opened in July 2010.
A number of professional architecture firms also took part in creating buildings for the exhibit as well. Robert A.M. Stern Architects, LLP made a LEGO® version of the signature Manhattan building 15 Central Park West (home of celebrity residents such as Sting and Denzel Washington), ZGF Architects LLP made a section of a Washington, D.C. Metro station, and Gulick Group created a traditional center hall colonial home (representing a popular home choice for families in the D.C. area).
“We are thrilled to showcase the creative spirit of these three companies who have demonstrated their support of our mission by participating in this unique experience.” said National Building Museum executive director Chase W. Rynd. “We invited our corporate supporters to be a part of the cityscape of LEGO® Architecture and were honored when these industry powerhouses invested a combined 641 hours of their valuable time and talent to design and build models that illuminate the innovation and creativity of the building arts and science and wow the Museum’s visitors.”
The “LEGO® Architecture: Towering Ambition” exhibit, with the additional models and the LEGO® play area, is on view through this Labor Day, September 3, 2012 (as mentioned earlier). The National Building Museum is open seven days a week, from 10 am to 5 pm Monday through Saturday and 11 am to 5 pm on Sunday. Admission fees do apply.
[Thanks National Building Museum (NBM)]
Posted on April 10, 2012, in Architecture, Art and tagged Architecture, buildings, columbia, d.c., district, empire state building, exhibit, firms, gulick group, john hancock center, lego, museum, national, of, projects, toys, washington, zgf architects. Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.