Icons of the Sky: The LEGO Architecture of Adam Reed Tucker

Time is running out to see an amazing exhibit at the Midland Center for the Arts in Midland. Icons of the Sky: The LEGO Architecture of Adam Reed Tucker ends September 7th.  

Famous skyscraper and landmark recreations are what you will find when you visit the exhibit. All created large-scale with LEGO bricks. The creator, Adam Reed Tucker, is an architect who earned his degree at Kansas State University. His passion for art led him to the idea of using the LEGO bricks to create his models.

Tucker formed the company, “Brickstructures, Inc.” and began creating his models.  The LEGO group took noticed and a partnership was formed to create LEGO sets of the models under the brand name LEGO Architecture

Kids and adults will be in awe as they look up at Tucker’s recreations like the Empire State Building and the 10-foot Trump Tower. Part of the exhibit is two large-scale LEGO train cityscapes that have been provided in collaboration with the Michigan LEGO Users Group. 

Other exhibits are on display too. The Classic Chicago:  The Art of Architectural Drawings by Jack Nixon and the Architecture of an Idea:  Illustrations and Concepts by invited artists, illustrators, architects and model makers from across the country. Nixon, born in Chicago, is a scholar in art and excelled in technical and architectural art as a young man. His inspiration, 18th and 19th century French architectural water colorists, illustrators and engravers, provided him with a foundation for his truly amazing works of art.

Combined, the exhibits will appeal to the entire family, and the kids will find themselves being creative in the SnapZone Hands-On Children’s Area with the LEGO bricks.  Don’t miss out on seeing this amazing exhibit!

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