“Towering Ambition” Exhibit Takes Lego Dreams to New Heights

Things to Do, What's New — By Melanie Renzulli on February 13, 2011 at 9:26 pm

Attention LEGO geeks! Were you the kid that would, when given LEGOs, try to construct famous landmarks rather than just a boring, square building? If you said “yes,” then an ongoing exhibit at the National Building Museum is for you.

Featured in “Towering Ambition” are the awesome works of Adam Reed Tucker, a LEGO Certified Professional (yes, they do exist). Mr. Tucker has re-imagined some of the world’s most famous buildings, such as New York City’s Empire State Building and Dubai’s Burj Khalifa, using only the tiny, connectible bricks. A total of 15 large-scale model buildings are on display (though, sadly, there are no Washington, DC, landmarks in the exhibit). There is also a LEGO play space where visitors can build their own model buildings and place them on a large city map.


If you want to get a look at the works of other LEGO enthusiasts or share your own, the National Building Museum has also created a Flickr group in conjunction with the exhibit. The LEGO architecture in “Towering Ambition” will be on display at the museum through September 5, 2011.

Image National Building Museum

Tags: architecture, exhibits, LEGOs, national building museum