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Brick by Brick
  • Location: Museum of Science and Industry
  • Address: 57th Street and Lake Shore Dr., Chicago, IL 60637
  • Dates: March 10, 2016 - January 7, 2018
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • This 7,000-square-foot exhibit, developed and created by MSI, will feature a spectacular collection of more than a dozen giant LEGO®-built structures of engineering marvels, including a 60-foot long Golden Gate Bridge, the International Space Station, St. Louis Gateway Arch, Hoover Dam, Roman Coliseum, and more, constructed by LEGO® Certified Professional and Chicago native, Adam Reed Tucker. These formations will be paired with hands-on building challenges that reinforce key principles of engineering, construction and architecture-and encourage creativity.

    Throughout the exhibit, guests will learn how architects and engineers push the limits of design, materials and location to make the seemingly impossible, possible; witness how form follows function; learn how building beautifully uplifts us all; and explore Chicago's impact as the birthplace of the skyscraper.

    Exhibit Highlights

    • Build and test structures to withstand earthquakes at the tremor table and heavy winds in a wind tunnel.
    • Walk over a simulated city on a sturdy I-beam to feel its strength.
    • Collaborate to build a life-sized arch.
    • Use simple machines and engineering to lift their friends, or themselves!
    • Build your own LEGO® creation in an open build area.
    • See how great architectural creations-both real and LEGO- based-have come together in fascinating time-lapse footage.
    • See futuristic LEGO® structures constructed by architecture firms in response to predicted challenges our cities will face.
    • Discover how Adam Reed Tucker, LEGO® Certified Professional, became inspired to pursue architecture and build with the brick.


    Photo credit: J.B. Spector/Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago

Brick by Brick
  • Location: Museum of Science and Industry
  • Address: 57th Street and Lake Shore Dr.
  • March 10, 2016 - January 7, 2018
  • Museum of Science and Industry
  • Recurring daily