Yes, I just posted about the National Building Museum a few days ago, but on a visit there with Sasha today, I learned about an upcoming event that will have many marking their calenders before they even get beyond this paragraph. On Saturday, April 9 and Sunday, April 10, LEGO® Certified Professional Adam Reed Tucker will be at the Museum to complete his newest architectural triumph, the White House. And you’re invited to watch it happen.
Adam is the master behind “LEGO® Architecture: Towering Ambition,” the Museum’s exhibition featuring 15 of the world’s most famous buildings constructed entirely of LEGO® bricks. Structures include the Empire State Building, St. Louis’ Gateway Arch, and Frank Lloyd Wright’s masterpiece Fallingwater. And when the White House is complete, it will become the 16th piece in an extraordinary collection.
Construction of the White House will take place in the Museum’s Great Hall, so there is no charge to watch Adam work. However, admission to the exhibit is $5/person. That fee gets more than just the opportunity to marvel at the amazing plastic building replicas. Guests can also create their own LEGO® designs at tables full of thousands of tiny toy bricks and pieces literally at their fingertips. Pure nirvana for LEGO® enthusiasts.
As I mentioned in my last post about the National Building Museum, you can currently get a LivingSocial deal on a family membership there, plus six admissions to the LEGO® Architecture exhibit for just $40. Given that a family of four will likely spend half that at this event alone (because when you see him at work, you’ll want to see all of his creations), the offer is more than worth it.
You can see the LEGO® master in action on Saturday, April 9, from 11am – 4pm and on Sunday, April 10, from 12 – 4pm.