Photos: Lego-themed Towers of Tomorrow exhibition opens at Science World

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      Remember playing with Lego when you were young?

      A trip to Science World will bring back all those memories with its latest exhibition: Towers of Tomorrow with Lego Bricks, which runs until September 7, 2020 (but closed from February 5 at 2 p.m. to February 7 at noon).

      The kid and adult-friendly attraction features 20 famous skyscrapers from around the world, made with more than 577,000 Lego bricks.

      Some of the impressive structures include Toronto’s CN Tower, New York’s Empire State Building, Hong Kong’s International Commerce Centre, Singapore's Marina Bay Sands, Taiwan’s Taipei 101, Malaysia’s Petronas Twin Towers, and Dubai’s Burj Khalifa.

      Taiwan's Taipei 101 is one of many structures featured in the interactive attraction.
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      The gallery’s Lego towers are built on a scale of 1:200, and were put together by Ryan McNaught and his team. McNaught is one of 14 certified Lego professionals in the world, and it took them more than 2,400 hours to build out the exhibition.

      “I was thrilled to work with Sydney Living Museums on this first-of-its-kind exhibition,” McNaught said in a press statement. “Creating two to four-metre high versions of these iconic buildings has been an incredible challenge, pushing the almost limitless possibilities of Lego.”

      Besides gawking at the towers from every angle, guests can participate in the fun by creating their own buildings with more than 200,000 loose Lego bricks in hands-on construction areas inside the exhibition.

      The buildings in the gallery are located all over the world, including Canada, the U.S., Asia, the United Arab Emirates, and Australia.
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      Other learning opportunities include an interactive community exhibit presented by Concert Properties, and TransLink’s Transport2050 MicroCity animated 3D model which showcases Metro Vancouver’s transportation and transit past, present, and future.

      Younger audiences can also use unique Lego kits to think critically and get exposed to engineering principles, such as building their own earthquake simulator.

      “This exhibition is particularly exciting because Lego develops many critical thinking skills, expands creativity, and explores basic STEAM concepts,” Janet Wood, president and CEO of Science World, said in a press statement. “Not only that, Lego is an iconic toy that many adults engaged with growing up and now play with their children so it evokes positive feelings for many people. We can’t wait to see what gets created here at TELUS World of Science.”

      The Lego brick was invented in 1958, and more than 400 billion bricks have been made since.

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