Photo courtesy of Reading Magazine.

Famous monuments in LEGO bricks are coming to the Reading Public Museum this summer. Carefully recreated in LEGO bricks by artist Warren Elsmore and his team, Brick City is a family exhibition, on display beginning May 29 through September 6, 2021.

The exhibition celebrates iconic buildings from cities around the world. Visitors will view lively celebrations from New Zealand to New Orleans, tall skyscrapers from New York to Mecca, and imaginative castles from medieval Japan to modern Las Vegas.

The Reading Pagoda, a popular Berks County landmark, will also be on view at The Museum during the run of the show. The Pagoda was created by local LEGO artist, Kelly Hoffman.

Read how LEGO artist Kelly Hoffman built the Pagoda from scratch in this 2018 article by Reading Magazine: rdgmag.com/featured/lego-artist-kelly-hoffman-builds-brick-pagoda/

The exhibit also highlights of cities across all seven continents — the magnificent centerpiece is London St Pancras Station, measuring 6 by 12 feet and built from over 180,000 standard LEGO bricks. Visitors will also discover new urban highlights like the London 2021 Olympic Park as well as some more recognizable icons, such as the Roman Colosseum.

“This summer at RPM will be a great opportunity to explore a full range of beauty and creativity through a series of engaging exhibitions” said museum Curator, Scott Schweigert.

“The shows will appeal to visitors from preschoolers through seniors. Brick City will surely appeal to young and old builders alike.”

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