My family and I had the opportunity to see a great new exhibit of Master built Legos at Northbrook Court.
|Selfie with Legos. This model took 8 builders over 1700 hours to make. Scale 1/29|
The exhibit, entitled LEGO Americana Roadshow: Building Across America, features 10 giant immensely detailed American historical monuments built by some of LEGO's Master Builders. Buildings include the U.S. Capitol Building, White House, Supreme Court, Washington Monument, Jefferson Memorial, Lincoln Memorial, Statue of Liberty, Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell and Old North Church.
The models are truly beautifully made by Master Builders (there are less than 10 in the world, employed by Lego) and each one took hours upon hours, most with THOUSANDS of bricks.
In addition, there are smaller exhibits of fun and interesting Americana by Certified Builders. (You'll see one of those exhibits below, featuring the Karl Wallenda tightrope walk that happened in Chicago last year.)
The exhibit has been touring throughout the states (mostly to malls where there is a Lego Store) After Northbrook (which ends July 5) here is the schedule for 2016.
|The Capitol Building. The dome is 10 ft tall!|
Baybrook Mall Friendswood, TX July 30 - August 14
North Star Mall San Antonio, TX August 20 - September 5
Fashion Show Las Vegas, NV September 24 - October 9
Alderwood Mall Lynnwood, WA October 15-30
|The White House|
Here's some more info from the press release (my photos of the exhibit are sprinkled throughout)
WHAT: Northbrook Court in Northbrook, Illinois will host THE LEGO® Americana Roadshow, a highly visual, educational and free traveling installation of larger than life LEGO replicas of some of our nation’s most beloved landmarks
Ten one-of-a-kind, large scale models of American Landmarks made completely out of LEGO bricks by LEGO Master Builders – including the U.S. Capitol Building, White House, Supreme Court, Washington Monument, Jefferson Memorial, Lincoln Memorial, Statue of Liberty, Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell and Old North Church – take over Northbrook Court and entertain customers with stunning visuals and fun facts.
WHERE: Northbrook Court, 1515 Lake Cook Rd., Northbrook, IL, 60062
Exhibition Hours: Monday-Saturday
|Statue of Liberty is over 9 feet tall! |
(But not a gift from France)
· Behind-the-scenes: LEGO model load-in on Thursday, June 16
· LEGO Brick Play Area: Children of all ages can build whatever their imaginations dream up
· LEGO Building Activity: Attendees can build their own LEGO Americana Roadshow inspired model and take it home with them
· LEGO Scavenger Hunt: Attendees can collect a special LEGO prize after completing the LEGO Americana Roadshow scavenger hunt.
|This was made by a certified builder, and features a Minifig of the Wallenda tightrope walk!|