|MARINA CITY IN THE SPOTLIGHT
(Above) Marina City (in lower left) and other Chicago structures created by Adam Tucker in LEGO form, on display at the Museum of Science and Industry. (Click on image to view larger version.) Photos supplied by Adam Tucker.
11-Jul-09 The four-foot version of Marina City constructed last year of 12,000 LEGO bricks is on display at the Museum of Science and Industry.
Along with about 15 other LEGO structures, the Marina City model is part of ART + Science = Architecture, an exhibit that opened at the Chicago museum on July 1.
Adam Reed Tucker, an architect and certified LEGO professional, completed the Marina City model in May 2008. It made an appearance at Looptopia on May 2 and was displayed at Brickworld 2008, a large exhibit of LEGO structures, in June of last year.
Its very exciting and gratifying to be sharing my creations in this exhibit, says Tucker. Its my hope that by seeing my work, children of all ages will be inspired to go home and create something themselves, to think outside the box, to think about a new way of doing things or looking at the world.
(Left) Adam Tucker works on his LEGO model of Burj Dubai, a 162-story skyscraper being constructed in United Arab Emirates.
Tucker says when he was six years old, he was given one of his first LEGO sets by an aunt during a visit to the Museum of Science and Industry. He is currently working on a LEGO version of the museum itself. Visitors to the exhibit will be able to see his work in progress.
Other buildings in the exhibit include Sears Tower, Chicago Spire, Shanghais Jin Mao Tower, St. Louiss Gateway Arch, and Burj Dubai. The exhibit will run through March 15, 2010, and is included with the museums general admission.
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By Steven Dahlman | Loop North News | firstname.lastname@example.org
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