LEGO Chicago Spire Building - By: Adam Reed Tucker
After seeing John’s post about the LEGO Architecture Exhibit at the National Building Museum, I rallied a few troops to join me for a visit on Saturday afternoon.
Even though the exhibit was quite small, crowded with lots of screaming children, and required a $5 admission fee, I really enjoyed it! The LEGO buildings were breathtaking. Truly amazing works of art. Looking at the massive recreation of the Twin Towers, I had a little bit of an emotional moment when I realized that the children running around the exhibit weren’t even alive when the originals stood. Crazy.
After you pass through the exhibition, there’s an area where you can sit down and build your own creations using tens of thousands of LEGOs. As long as you’re not a crazy germaphobe (like my dear friends), it’s a lot of fun and definitely takes you back to your youngin days.
The museum is located at 401 F Street NW, Washington DC 20001, right across the street from the Judiciary Square metro. Hours are Mon-Sat: 10am–5pm, Sunday: 11am–5pm. The exhibit will be open until September 5, 2011.