Totally awesome new Lego exhibit builds a massive block party downtown
Whether a source of inspiration and creativity for little kids, or a source of nostalgia or pain (when stepping on sharp-cornered pieces) for big kids, Legos are an inherent part of the American experience.
Now, Houstonians of all ages can build on the joy of that experience with a veritable block party headed downtown. Awesome Exhibition – The Interactive Exhibition of LEGO Models created by LEGO Certified Professional Ryan “The Brickman” McNaught (whew) opens to the public on Saturday, October 29 at the George R. Brown Convention Center (1001 Avenida De Las Americas).
This is the first time the colorful (and very long-titled) show comes to Houston. Tickets for the vivid event are available now online.
Visitors can expect more than 30 displays — created solely by Lego bricks — in four themed rooms with immersive sound components meant to elevate the experience. Iconic global vistas will be completely recreated, replicas include Windsor Castle, Sydney Opera House, the Space Needle, and more. Things get wild with a kangaroo, platypus, a family of penguins, and more from the animal kingdom.
For some pop culture, an exhibit dubbed Let’s Go to the Movies! will showcase a version of the unforgettable 1981 Delorean time machine of Back to the Future, The Simpsons TV with the signature living room on screen, and various movie posters of classics including E.T, Star Trek, and Star Wars.
For a some adventure, The Danger Zone will house a replica of the first submersible to reach the deepest place in the ocean, the Trieste Bathyscaphe; the largest truck in the world, the Caterpillar 797 Mining Truck; and powerful wild animals like an orca, crocodile, and redback spider.
For a perfect fit, Brick by Brick will display a giant LEGO brick and LEGO snake wall allowing creative types to highlight their own creations.
As immersive journeys and passports are all the rage, each guest will receive a passport that is stamped in each room as a commemorative gift.
Fans can see how the fun stacks up through December 30. For more information, visit the official website.