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Brick City: Celebrate Architecture & LEGOS @ The National Building Museum

September 23, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

The National Building Museum’s newest exhibit is brick-tastic!

Brick City celebrates architecture from iconic sites around the world through LEGO brick recreations. From streetscapes and temples to castles, historic ruins, and more — you’ll find intricately built duplicates! Built by hand, not from a kit, UK artist Warren Elsmore completed each work of art.

Families are invited to see these mini and not-so-mini treasures (the exhibition’s centerpiece is St. Pancras Station (London), 12 feet long and built from over 180,000 standard LEGO bricks). There are almost 40 in all!

More than a look-only experience, get hands-on, too. Enjoy an interactive LEGO building section, as well as a “graffiti wall,” where you can create pixelated wall art.

Brick City will be available to enjoy until Spring 2025.

The National Building Museum, a National Historic Landmark, is dedicated to the history and impact of architecture, engineering, landscape architecture, and design. The museum itself is a large-scale example of Renaissance Revival architecture and boasts a soaring Great Hall, colossal 75-foot-tall Corinthian columns, and a 1,200-foot-long terra-cotta frieze. There are many exhibits for guests to enjoy, as well as a dynamic schedule of activities and special events, too.

While there, check out their permanent exhibit: Play Work Build — a play-driven experience that kids will love! In each gallery of this popular exhibit, imagination, and hands-on play are encouraged!

Growing children’s interest in architecture, engineering, and design, kids will enjoy a giant table brimming with hand-sized building blocks, a dedicated area packed with supersized foam building blocks, and even a virtual block-play experience!

This opportunity requires advanced registration (details below).


September 23, 2023
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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National Building Museum
401 F St. NW
Washington, DC,, DC 20001 United States
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