Way into LEGOs

We are WAY into LEGO® Bricks, especially LEGO® minifigures. There are days I feel like LEGO Minifigure Year by Year is a family photo album.

So when a friend suggested a trip to the Museum of Science and Industry for their Brick by Brick exhibit, featuring the work of certified LEGO® Certified Professional Adam Reed Tucker, we were SO there! Did I mention that there is a REAL, LIVE person who is a certified LEGO® professional?!? Who builds scale models of some of the most amazing structures in the world and out of it?!?

The exhibit shows off Tucker's world-class work in a way that brings out the builder in all of us. Plus, you get to experience a hands-on earthquake and wind-testing stations, a build-it-yourself area and spectacular, futuristic models made by architects from around the world. I'd have to say it was a good day!

If a visit to MSI can't fit into your calendar, look no further than your local library. From LEGO® clubs to building with big blocks in our children's spaces to books on making LEGO® creations, we have lots to inspire you:

If you are a LEGO® fan, Lego by Sara Green will give you a solid background on the business side of things. Great for a school report or for budding entrepreneurs, read this if you want to know about the company's net worth and which of your favorite LEGO® sets make more money than others.

If your love of LEGO® bricks is all about the building, take a look at these titles, which are a perfect complement to Tucker's models at MSI. In Brick History, you can see LEGO® versions of 50 amazing moments in history, like The Big Bang, the defeat of the Spanish Armada, the Wright brothers' first flight and the sinking of the Titanic. You'll even find directions to recreate some of them. Fans of all things that go will love Brick Vehicles. It has just about everything—well, everything that will fit in 256 pages, that is!

And for those who just want a little more inspiration, the LEGO® Adventure series by Megan Rothrock has something for everyone.