A traveling LEGO® exhibit makes its only Virginia stop (its only Mid-Atlantic stop, really) at CMoR Chesterfield.
Attention all LEGO®-lovers! You have until December 31st to head on down Hull Street to the Children’s Museum’s Chesterfield location and feast your eyes on Block by Block: Inventing Amazing Architecture, a traveling exhibit featuring replicas of 10 landmark buildings constructed entirely out of LEGO® blocks. Each structure was built by Dan Parker, Certified LEGO® Professional and his Seattle-based TrainBuilder Productions, LLC. More than 500 hours went into transforming these epic edifices into their scaled-down, LEGO® versions, using nearly 200,000 of the toy bricks in the process.
The exhibit’s buildings represent five countries, seven cities, and encompass more that 100 years in the history of global architecture. The skyscraper models on display are:
- Chrysler Building (New York, New York)
- Flatiron Building (New York, New York)
- Hearst Tower (New York, New York)
- One Trade Center (New York, New York)
- Willis Tower (Chicago, Illinois)
- Space Needle (Seattle, Washington)
- 30 St Mary Axe (London, England)
- Taipei 101 (Taipei, Taiwan)
- Menara Telekom (Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)
- Burj Khalifa (Dubai, United Arab Emirates)
Block by Block: Inventing Amazing Architecture will stick around at CMoR Chesterfield through the end of 2013 before it moves on to Seattle at the start of next year. This is it’s only stop in Virginia (and in the Mid-Atlantic region), so you do not want to miss it.
The exhibit is free with museum admission–that’s $8 for ages one and up, and free for members. CMoR Chesterfield is open daily from 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM; they’ll be open until 7:00 PM on Saturdays in December.
CMoR Chesterfield will also be open for adults only from 5:30 PM to 9:30 PM on November 14th, November 21st, and December 12th. For $15, older LEGO®-lovers can take in the exhibit while partaking in light fare, as well as alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages.
For more information on Block by Block: Inventing Amazing Architecture (and to purchase tickets in advance for those adult-only evenings) stop by CMoR’s website.
Photo by: Children’s Museum of Richmond