DEARBORN, Mich. (PRWEB)
September 12, 2019
Beginning October 12, 2019 through January 5, 2020, visitors to Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation can step into a larger-than-life LEGO® wonderland inside the limited-engagement exhibition, Towers of Tomorrow with LEGO® Bricks. This first-of-its-kind exhibition features 20 of the world’s most iconic and astonishing towers from across the globe, including New York’s Empire State Building, China’s Shanghai Tower, and Dubai’s Burj Khalifa.
Constructed with breathtaking architectural detail and accuracy, the towers were built by Ryan “The Brickman” McNaught, one of only 14 Certified LEGO® professionals in the world. Built on a scale of 1:200, McNaught and his team used more than half a million LEGO® bricks (more than 1.5 tons of bricks) and took over 2,400 hours to construct the structures in the exhibition.
“Creating two to four-meter-high versions of these iconic buildings has been an incredible challenge, pushing the almost limitless possibilities of LEGO®,” said McNaught. “The results should amaze and inspire visitors of all ages.”
Other towers in the exhibition include the CN Tower in Toronto, the Chrysler Building in New York, Atlanta’s Bank of America Plaza, Taipei 101 in Taiwan, Japan’s Tokyo Skytree, Kuala Lumpur’s twin Petronas Towers, Singapore’s Marina Bay Sands and the Infinity Tower and Barangaroo Crown Hotel Resort in Australia. Visitors, young and old, can create their own “Tower of Tomorrow” from over 200,000 loose LEGO® bricks located in the hands-on construction areas and add their creations to a steadily rising futuristic LEGO® metropolis inside the exhibition.
On October 11, members get the chance to preview the exhibition before it opens to the public from 9:30 am – 5 pm. Admission to Towers of Tomorrow with LEGO® Bricks is free for members. Non-member ticket prices include admission to the museum and are $24 for adults (12-61), $18 for youth (5-11), $22 for seniors (62+) and children 4 and under are free. To purchase tickets, visit thehenryford.org.
Towers of Tomorrow with LEGO® Bricks is a traveling exhibition from Sydney Living Museums and toured internationally by Flying Fish.
About The Henry Ford
Located in Dearborn, Michigan, The Henry Ford, a globally-recognized destination, fosters inspiration and learning from hands-on encounters with artifacts that represent the most comprehensive collection anywhere focusing on innovation, ingenuity and resourcefulness in America. Its unique venues include Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation, Greenfield Village, Ford Rouge Factory Tour, Benson Ford Research Center and Henry Ford Academy, a public charter high school. Together with its online presence at thehenryford.org, its national television programs, The Henry Ford’s Innovation Nation and Did I Mention Invention? and other resources, The Henry Ford helps individuals of all kinds to unlock their potential and help shape a better future. The Henry Ford advanced its role as a catalyst for change in education with the acquisition of The STEMIE Coalition, a growing affiliation of organizations dedicated to fostering innovation, invention and entrepreneurship in students, K-12. With this merger, The Henry Ford is now home to the Michigan Invention Convention and the Invention Convention U.S. Nationals, during which thousands of students from across the United States participate.