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National Building Museum Celebrates Architecture through LEGO Exhibit

Hundreds of thousands of LEGOs will soon adorn the inside of the National Building Museum (401 F St NW) as a part of the new “Brick City” exhibit. Created by United Kingdom based artist, Warren Elsmore, the exhibition will take guests on a journey across all seven continents featuring LEGO depictions of iconic landmarks and lively streetscapes from across the world.

Highlights of the exhibition, on display beginning Saturday May 27, include the Roman Colosseum, Queen Elizabeth Park, intricate temples and imaginative castles. The centerpiece, London’s St. Pancras Station, measures an enormous 12-feet-long and used more than 180,000 LEGO bricks to construct.

Visitors of all ages are invited to channel their own creativity at the exhibit’s interactive area where they can construct their own masterpiece using LEGOS.

You can follow the conversation surrounding the exhibition on social media using #BrickCityNBM and learn more about the exhibit at nbm.org.

The National Building Museum is open Thursday through Monday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Museum members can visit for free. Admission for non-member is $10 for adults and $7 for youth ages 3-17, students with a valid ID and seniors ages 60 and above. You can purchase tickets for the exhibit here.

Sarah Payne is a reporter for Capital Community News. She can be reached at sarahp@hillrag.com.

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