The Golden Gate Bridge or the Colosseum in Rome are impressive sights to see in person – but their replicas built entirely out of LEGO are almost as amazing as the real thing.
A new 7000-square-foot exhibit at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago features more than a dozen giant LEGO 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”.
The pieces were constructed by someone with what many would consider an absolute dream job – LEGO certified professional Adam Reed Tucker, of Chicago. He is one of only 14 LEGO professionals in the world and spent hundreds of hours building the pieces, which can contain as many as 64,000 bricks.
If just looking at LEGO isn’t enough for you, kids and adults alike will also be able to build their own creations, as well as build and test structures to withstand simulated earthquakes and heavy wind, and use simple machines and engineering to lift up their friends.
There will be time-lapse footage showing how real and LEGO-based architectural creations are built. There will also be “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”.