Huge LEGOs creations are amazing, but none are as cool as this collection of some of the largest skyscrapers located around the world, built to size using over 15.5 million LEGOs.
Who doesn’t remember playing with LEGOs as a kid? We all, at one point or another, tried to build the tallest buildings out of as many LEGOs as humanly possible…or the ones that were lying around the house. And while our LEGO creations of yore did not represent any actual buildings, and eventually we gave them up for bigger (but not necessarily better) things, Adam Reed Tucker never grew out of playing with LEGOs and became one of only eleven LEGO Certified Professionals in the world. Now he has recreated some of the tallest skyscrapers from all around the world with more than 15.5 million LEGOs.
This exhibition, titled “LEGO Architecture: Towering Ambition,” is currently being displayed at Washington D.C’s National Building Museum until September 3, 2012. While it has been open for awhile, the recent addition of three more structures makes this LEGO-based exhibit even more impressive than it already is.
Tucker, the original creator of the exhibit, is a trained architect who looked to combine is professional knowledge of architecture with a popular childhood obsession that everyone has enjoyed at some point in their life…some even still do today. By combining both, he was able to create an exhibit that is unlike any other and attracts people, young and old, from everywhere to come and check it out.
The iconic towers at this event include the Empire State Building in New York City, Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater in Pennsylvania, the Gateway Arch in St. Louis, Missouri, the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, and the Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
For more on LEGOs, check out the latest three buildings to be added to the DC LEGO Architecture exhibit or, for something completely different, watch this stop motion LEGO marriage proposal.