May 22, 2017

5 LEGO Exhibits for LEGO-Maniacs in Your Family

Think Outside the Brick Exhibit

Think Outside the Brick Exhibit

We took the kids to see The LEGO Movie over the weekend and I loved everything about the movie, except maybe the $9.50 child’s matinee ticket price (ouch). The plot was cute. I love Chris Pratt who voiced the lead character, Emmet. And of course, I can’t get enough of this song.

If you want more, more, more LEGO after seeing The LEGO Movie, take a look at these five museums to take your kids so they can unleash their LEGO-mania:

1. Pay a visit to the Toy & Plastic Brick Museum, also named the “Unofficial LEGO Museum,” in Bellaire, OH for loads of creations made out of LEGO bricks, like Woody from Toy Story, a moving, lighted rock band and an entire train yard. You can watch a video  to see a bunch of LEGO creations and an interview with owner, Dan Brown, who has the largest private LEGO collection.

2. While you’re in Ohio, hurry over to the Columbus Museum of Art to catch the Think Outside the Brick exhibit before it closes on Feb. 16. Take in works created by the winners of the 2013 LEGO Design Challenge or stop in the CMA’s Center for Creativity to build and share creations made from all-white LEGO bricks.

3. At the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis in Indiana, kids and families will love LEGO Castle Adventure, which is on exhibit through May 11. Build castles out of LEGO bricks, learn about real-life castles and even dress up in costume. Older kids can even build a catapult-proof wall before testing it out with a giant LEGO catapult.

4. The Art of the Brick exhibition is currently touring the country with various artistic creations made out of LEGO bricks. Each show has nearly one million LEGO pieces transformed into awe-inspiring creations, like Van Gogh’s Starry Night and the Brooklyn Bridge. Starting on Friday (Feb. 14), the exhibit will open at Discovery Times Square in New York City.

5. Another exhibit getting ready to open soon is Dream It, Build It, which will be on display at the Grand Rapids Public Museum in Michigan starting on March 1. Look for 13 LEGO brick re-creations of famous structures, including the Empire State Building and the Gateway Arch in St. Louis. There will also be plenty of LEGO bricks on hand so kids can build their own creations.

Beyond museums, you can of course also explore LEGOLAND theme parks in California (Carlsbad) and Florida (Winter Haven), as well as LEGOLAND Discovery Centers in Chicago, Dallas-Fort Worth, Atlanta, Westchester (NY) and Kansas City. Look for the LEGOLAND Discovery Center in Boston to open on May 23.

Photo Credit: Sarah Jane

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