AD EX ‘Brickitecture’ Exhibition Shows the Landmark Building Power of LEGO

From Big Ben to the Parthenon to the Leaning Tower of Pisa, nothing beats flying there and seeing it yourself. Except maybe one thing—a new exhibition at AD EX on North St. Paul in downtown Dallas.

AD EX, also known as the Architecture and Design Exchange, is currently showing an exhibition called “Building Toys & Toy Buildings: Brickitecture,” through February 11. The exhibition was curated by AIA architect Blane Ladymon.

The exhibition explores some of the world’s. most famous architectural icons built in micro-scale using the LEGO toy building bricks. More than 100 sets of micro-builds are on display, including make-your-own creation study models, LEGO Architecture series, LEGO Architecture Skylines, and Atom Bricks sets.

AD EX “Brickitecture” exhibition [Photo: Liane Swanson]

All are from Ladymon’s personal collection, and many have been finished out with LED lighting to bring them to life. Some models are small, featuring only 35 LEGO pieces. The biggest is a 10,055-piece Sagrada Familia, based on the famous Gaudi cathedral in Barcelona. 

Other highlights include the Great Pyramid of Giza, the Eiffel Tower and Eiffel’s apartment, the London Eye, and the LEGO HQ Campus.

Special Brickitecture Family Day this Saturday, January 21 

AD EX “Brickitecture” exhibition [Photo: Liane Swanson]

This Saturday, AD EX is offering a special family day for the exhibition, where families can build and take home their own mini-Parthenon.  Register to participate here.

More looks at the ‘Brickitecture’ exhibition:

AD EX “Brickitecture” exhibition [Photo: Liane Swanson]

AD EX “Brickitecture” exhibition [Photo: Liane Swanson]

AD EX “Brickitecture” exhibition [Photo: Liane Swanson]

AD EX “Brickitecture” exhibition [Photo: Liane Swanson]

AD EX “Brickitecture” exhibition [Photo: Liane Swanson]

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