Lego! At the Forum Gallery

By Don Allen

From December 1st, 2017 until January 21st, 2018 there is an exhibit of a most remarkable nature at the Gallery here in the Forum.

Legos!

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Brick Wonders: Around the World in LEGO bricks. The artist, Warren Elsmore, created all the amazing pieces in the display.

It’s a small exhibit, you can spend as little as 15 minutes and still see everything, perfect timing for kids who may want to move on! There is also a Lego wall for kids to build there name on for the day they visited, and a table where there are copious amount of Lego’s for them to play with.

Or, if you are more of an historical enthusiast (or Lego enthusiast) you could easily spend an hour or more viewing these amazing Lego creations. All of the displays include a plaque that gives information on the subject, and also the number of bricks used and the amount of hours it took for Elsmore to build that display. These include:

The Great Pyramid (being constructed)

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The Great Wall of China (which I was fortunate enough to visit in 2011)

 

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The International Space Station (suspended overhead)

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and, my personal favorite, as it is next on my bucket list of places to visit:

Petra (specifically the “Treasury” building, seen in the movie Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade)

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The display also includes Lego creations of: The Old London Bridge; Niagara Falls; Hoover Dam; and The Hanging Gardens of Babylon. In fact all 7 of the Ancient Wonders of the World are represented, among others.

There is a long history of using Lego to recreate historical and amazing buildings and natural sites. Below is a link to a video of Lego being used to recreate Witchcraft. I can definitely recommend watching the video and if you are in the area you must stop by the Gallery for a visit to the Brick Wonders: Around the World in LEGO bricks exhibit. It is rather awesome.

For a video of a “working” (i.e. the engines work) Lego model of Witchcraft click here.

 

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