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Last in the fall, the Anchorage Museum had a traveling exhibit open up that had kids around the area clambering to visit. LEGOs seem to have that effect on people of all ages. So, before it was packed up for good, I took out a membership for the family and brought the boys to the traveling LEGO exhibit. They enjoyed it enough that we went back a second time with the rest of the family on the last day of the exhibit.
When you walked into the space, the first spot to get the boys’ attention was the enclosed display of LEGO minifigures. D had me taking photos of the entire line up as they were already making a mental wish list of ones they’d like to buy.
From the space, there was a history of interactive toys (including LEGOs) which then moved into a display of photography capturing LEGOs ‘in action’ shots. The artist really favored sports and Star Wars ideas which caught a few of my boys eyes.
Then you moved through a space with artwork (paintings) with LEGO “figures” incorporated into the art. The actual LEGO creations were featured in the space as well. While it was fun to see, it wasn’t enough to hold the attention of my family members.
Another section of the exhibit featured some interesting LEGO creations by an artist, including a life sized LEGO person (him!) This was a bit more interesting as you can see how challenging it would be to make the different pieces.
Walking towards the hands on sections of the exhibit, you passed through an area of LEGO creations in glass cases. Some of these were done by kids and would mention the age of the builder. A few, such as the Titanic, were rather impressive.
They younger boys did enjoy the hands on section where tables had LEGOs sorted by color for building with books for ideas near by.
Overall, it was a fun exhibit to visit although the day I took the entire family was quite crowded and the interactive aspect had no open spots to play. Had it not been included in the cost of a regular admission (or in our case part of our membership), I might have been a little let down by it. But, it sure is sparking some creative juices in kids around south central Alaska when it comes to building with LEGOs.
Here’s more of our photos in video format for your enjoyment.
Are LEGOS bountiful in your house?
Do the kids just build according to a prescribed plan or do they mix and match sets to get more creative?