I took a few hours to have some fun this week at The Strong, National Museum of Play. They’ve got a killer exhibit going on right now, through May 12. A history of transportation built entirely out of LEGO! I haven’t geeked out this bad since Norm Abrams came to Chase-Pitkin for a “This Old House” book signing. Check this out…
The exhibit, LEGO Travel Adventure , takes kids (and under-developed adults like me) back in time to the days of Henry Ford and Wilbur & Orville Wright… and then back to 2013 with mind-blowing LEGO replicas of just about every mode of transportation you can imagine. I think I even saw a camel…
The transcontinental railroad.
I think this is supposed to be the Titanic…
Funny enough they use NY Harbor as the backdrop.
Henry Ford’s “Model T” on the assembly line.
Trollies and sailboats in San Francisco.
All kinds of boats, ferries, hovercrafts, cruise ships.
Airplanes, helicopters, hot-air balloons.
The freaking space shuttle! I mean come on now!
And, yes, a camel (it’s the blurry beige thing on the right).
Overall, a very cool exhibit. However, I can only give it 4 out of 5 stars. I DID NOT see the Rochester Subway represented. What the hell?
Tags: Henry Ford, LEGO, LEGO Travel Adventures, miniature, Model T, Orville Wright, space shuttle, Strong National Museum of Play, The Strong, Titanic, transcontinental railroad, transportation, Wilbur Wright, Wright Brothers
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