No National Building Museum de Washington DC

LEGO® Architecture: Towering Ambition
July 3, 2010 - September 5, 2011

Do site do museu: 
Anyone who has been to the National Building Museum, when asked to describe the building, will likely think of "bricks." Approximately 15,500,000 were used to construct the Museum's historic home.  
Now, begin to think smaller… now smaller… and you can just begin to fathom the challenge that Adam Reed Tucker has taken on. Trained as an architect, Tucker rekindled his childhood interest in LEGO® bricks and began experimenting with LEGO® as a medium for his art in 2003. The result of his vision—15 buildings from around the world made entirely from LEGO® bricks—will be the centerpiece of the exhibition LEGO® Architecture: Towering Ambition.
Piece by piece, brick by brick, this LEGO® Certified Professional (one of 11 worldwide) creates large-scale artistic models of some of the world's most famous structures including the Empire State Building, St. Louis' Gateway Arch, and Frank Lloyd Wright's masterpiece Fallingwater. The simplicity and nostalgic quality of LEGO® affords viewers a new, detailed look at familiar buildings. Visitors can lean in close to see the complexity of a building's intricate design and engineering or take a step back to appreciate its stunning sculptural form in full.
After drawing inspiration from awe-inspiring structures, visitors are encouraged to create buildings to include in a LEGO® community. Based on the principles of good urban design, participants will be invited to create a building from one of the four categories—residential, commercial, institutional, and industrial—and then place the LEGO® models on a large-scale map of a city. As the day goes on and the Museum welcomes more visitors, the LEGO® city will grow and grow.  


No V&A Museum of Childhood: Institute of Play

An installation by Colin Booth
6 November 2010 - 13 March 2011

Do site do Museu:
"A cityscape of building blocks created by artist Colin Booth on display on the Museum's Marble Floor. At the Museum visitors can see many of the different kinds of building blocks that children have played with for over 100 years. Inspired by these, artist Colin Booth has created a giant sculptural installation from 3,000 wooden blocks, forming a massive cityscape made from exactly the kind of materials that children have always played with, to create their own buildings or cities. Institute of Play shows how children, artists and architects can share a common interest in materials, alongside a sense of play."