Category: News Briefs Published on Monday, 05 November 2012 09:00 Written by WWJ
DEARBORN (WWJ) - A new exhibit that opened Saturday at the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn features a model of Ford Field, home of the Detroit Lions, build entirely out of LEGO bricks.
The exhibition “LEGO Architecture: Towering Ambition,” which features 13 of the world’s most famous architectural icons, runs at the museum through Feb. 24, 2013.
Developed by the National Building Museum in Washington D.C., the exhibition features large-scale models built by visionary architect and LEGO Certified Professional Adam Reed Tucker.
Tucker used Ford Field blueprints to help complete the 5-by-5 foot Lego version, which includes the field and seats.
Other models featured in the exhibition include the Empire State Building, St. Louis’ Gateway Arch, Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater, the Sky Needle, Transamerica Pyramid and Shanghai’s Jin Mao Tower.
Built entirely of LEGO bricks, some of the sculptures soar up to 18 feet high and use as many as 450,000 pieces without the use of glue or other adhesives.
Exhibit admission is included in museum admission. For more information, call 313-982-6001 or visit www.thehenryford.org.
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