More than 300,000 guests have enjoyed exploring the power of play in the Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago’s original Brick by Brick exhibition. Now, guests can see LEGO® masterpieces—including the new addition of a Ferris wheel—and build their own creations through September 4, 2017.
This 7,000-square-foot exhibit, developed and created by MSI, features a spectacular collection of more than a dozen giant LEGO®-built structures of engineering marvels, including a 60-foot-long Golden Gate Bridge, the International Space Station, St. Louis Gateway Arch, Hoover Dam, Roman Colosseum and more, constructed by LEGO® Certified Professional and Chicago native Adam Reed Tucker.
Tucker is one of 14 LEGO® Certified Professionals in the world and partnered with The LEGO Group to create LEGO Architecture sets. Tucker’s extraordinary formations, completed with incredible attention to detail, contain as many as 64,000 bricks and take hundreds of hours of trial and error to create.
As guests view Tucker’s work, kids and adults can engage in various hands-on building challenges that reinforce key principles of engineering, construction and architecture—and encourage creativity. Guests learn how architects and engineers push the limits of design, materials and location to make the seemingly impossible, possible; witness how form follows function; and learn how building beautifully uplifts us all.
Guests will also see futuristic LEGO structures, constructed by global architecture firms, in response to predicted challenges our cities will face—including rising populations, climate change, water scarcity and more. Participating firms include SOM of Chicago, Adjaye Associates of London, Kengo Kuma and Associates of Tokyo, and others.