LEGO for the Cocktail Crowd

LEGO and architecture came together in 2008 to please the child in all of us. The LEGO Architecture series allows you to build your own model of the Seattle Space Needle and New York’s Empire State Building, among other architectural masterpieces.

Some of the structures on display at the Museum of Science and Industry. Photos from: msichicago.org

This year it released the Frank Lloyd Wright series, featuring the American architect’s famous Guggenheim Museum in New York and Fallingwater house in Pennsylvania. The LEGO Architecture models start at around $25 and can climb as high as $200.

If you’d rather just see large LEGO versions of buildings such as Chicago’s Sears Tower, China’s Jin Mao Tower, or the Burj Dubai Tower, check out the ART + Science = Architecture exhibit on until March 2010 at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago.

Adam Reed Tucker at the Museum of Science and Industry. Photo: msichicago.org

Trained architect Adam Reed Tucker spent five years building the 15 renowned buildings featured in the exhibit out of tens of thousands of LEGO bricks.

The LEGO brick may be a childhood staple, but this exhibit sure proves its versatility, timelessness and adult appeal.

-Otiena Ellwand

Children playing with LEGO at the Museum of Science and Industry. Photo: msichicago.org

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