Recently, I went to the National Building Museum for the first time. I really don't know why I'd never been before but it was definitely worth the wait. Just walking in the atrium area, it sets you back into another era. It's absolutely breathtaking. It seemed as if most of the people in the museum just sat in the atrium instead of visiting the exhibits because it was busy with people standing around and kids running back and forth in the play area.
Although the museum has a lot to offer, my entire purpose for going was to check out the LEGO Architecture: Towering Ambition exhibit. I've always had a passion for architecture, it was even my major in college for 3 years, but that's another story.
Can I just say how amazing it was. Seeing the LEGO version of many world famous buildings, along with the listings of how many pieces it took and how much time it took to build them, was totally unbelievable. At the end of the exhibit there were tons on LEGO pieces, where kids and adults alike could sit down and build their own masterpieces. The exhibit runs through September 5, 2011. Admission into the museum is "free" but to enter the LEGO exhibit it's $5 per person.
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