Whenever I hear “educational” and “fun” used in the same sentence I become skeptical. My doubts quickly faded away after a recent trip to Science World’s LEGO Travel Adventure Exhibit presented by YVR.
The exhibit takes visitors on a journey through time to explore the changing modes of transportation recreated by LEGO. There were some serious LEGO models on display, including my personal favorite - a massive depiction of transportation used in land, sea and sky.
Visitors are encouraged to create their own vision of what the future of transportation might look like. I opted to channel my inner artist to create my interpretation of Don Yeoman’s totem, Celebrating Flight, on display in the Graham Clarke atrium at YVR. Made as a tribute to man, as we are the first creature that has learned to fly without having the natural ability to do so, my version came up slightly short in comparison to the grandeur of the original piece of art.
A certified LEGO professional Robyn Schater was overseeing Canada’s largest LEGO mural build. Here I am putting the finishing touches on my contribution.
For most people, LEGO is more than a play thing, LEGO is a time machine back to your childhood, to a place where two pieces of red brick make a fighter jet and a few green and blue bricks build a forest and ocean of adventure.
So what are you waiting for? Grab a couple friends and have LEGO block party at Science World. The LEGO travel adventure exhibit runs from Feb 1 to May 4. For more information visit: scienceworld.ca.