LEGO My Grand Rapids

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LEGOs! Who doesn’t love them? These dependable, classic toys just seem to get better as time goes on.

Well, if you are a Grand Rapids citizen, and a fan of LEGOs, you are in for a real treat! This season, from now – Jan. 28, 2018, the Grand Rapids Public Museum will have a LEGO recreation of 1925-era Grand Rapids, displaying a view of the city that many have never seen before.

The display will showcase what Grand Rapids looked like during the early 20th century. It will include a section of the Grand Rapids River, the Morton Hotel and the Grand Rapids Community Foundation building, now the ice house for Anheuser Busch. The display was built by the Michigan LEGO Train Club.

The exhibit is part of the Dream It, Build It Certified LEGO Professional Exhibit which features 13 LEGO recreations of some of the most famous architectural structures in the world. These include the Burj Khalifa, the Empire State Building, the Jin Mao Tower and the Gateway Arch. Access to the Grand Rapids recreation as well as the full exhibit is included with general admission to the museum.

Whether you are a fan of history, art or LEGOs, this exhibit will provide a memorable experience for the whole family. Be sure to make plans to visit the museum while the Grand Rapids recreation is still on display for a once in a lifetime chance to see a unique, nostalgic view of this terrific city.

Museum hours are as follows:

Mon. 9AM-5PM
Tues. 9AM-8PM
Wed.-Sat. 9AM-5PM
Sun. 12PM-5PM

As of Jan. 6, museum hours will be changing as follows:

Mon.-Fri. 9AM-5PM
Sat. & Sun. 10AM-5PM

*The museum will be closed on Christmas and New Year’s Day.

For more information on the exhibit, visit the GRPM online and through Facebook.

 

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