New exhibit recreating iconic world towers using Lego starts this weekend

The Science Museum is the place to be for Lego fans.
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The Science Museum of Minnesota will be Mecca for Lego lovers starting this weekend when its newest exhibition opens to the public.

Starting Friday, the popular museum will be host to Towers of Tomorrow with LEGO Bricks.

It will feature 20 of the world's largest and most famous towers recreated by Australian Lego professional Ryan McNaught.

Yes, Lego professional is a thing – but there are only 14 of them in the world and one of them will be at the Science Museum.

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Among the towers recreated in stunning fashion will be the Sears Tower in Chicago, Toronto's CN Tower, the Empire State Building, the Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur and China's Shanghai Tower.

McNaught and his team use more than half a million Lego bricks weighing more than 1.5 tons to create the structures.

The 1:200 scale models took 2,400 hours to build.

The museum is also bringing in local Lego artist, Roy Cook, to design and build a model of U.S. Bank Stadium (U.S. Bank is sponsoring the exhibition).

And don't fear, it's not a case of "look but don't touch," the exhibition will also give kids and adult kids the opportunity to build their own towers from 200,000 loose Lego bricks in its construction areas.

These towers will then be added to a "Lego metropolis" inside the exhibition.

When and how much?

The exhibition opens on Friday, Mar. 16 during regular Science Museum hours and will run through Sept. 3.

It will cost $18.95 for adults and $12.95 for seniors and kids aged 4-12.

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