World's best structures built with LEGO bricks

World's best structures built with LEGO bricks

World's best structures built with LEGO bricks

Lego architecture expert, Adam Tucker, has created a new exhibition for Chicago’s Museum of Science and Industry that features Lego interpretations of architectural masterpieces. Over a dozen models are on display, including the Golden Gate Bridge in California, USA, the Roman Colosseum and the Great Pyramid in Giza, Egypt.

It also looks like Adam has landed what many would call a dream job — he is one of the few who is responsible for creating official Lego Architecture sets. He puts an impressive amount of work into each model – the Lego Golden Gate Bridge, for example, is 60 feet long and it took 215 hours to design and another 260 to build it and has 64,500 Lego bricks.

Visitors to the 7,000 sq foot ‘Brick by Brick’ display are invited to get involved, and activities include building and testing structures to withstand simulated earthquake damage at a tremor table and heavy winds in a wind tunnel. Some leading architecture firms, including SOM and Kengo Kuma, are also taking part, creating buildings in response to expected challenges such as rising populations and climate change.

Adam says that as he designs and builds each of his structures, he gains a greater appreciation for it and tries to capture the essence of the building in its sculptural form. The ‘Brick by Brick’ display will continue at the Chicago Museum of Science and
Industry until February 2017.

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