Detroit, Mich., August 31, 2023 – On September 16th, the Michigan Science Center (Mi-Sci) will open an all-newLEGO exhibition, Towers of Tomorrow with LEGO Bricks, presented by Ford Motor Company Fund. This exciting exhibition features 20 astonishing LEGO® skyscrapers from North America, Asia, and Australia constructed in breathtaking architectural detail. Visitors can create their own ‘towers of tomorrow’ with over 200,000 loose LEGO® bricks available in hands-on construction areas. Young and old will be limited only by their imaginations as they add their creations to a steadily rising futuristic LEGO® metropolis inside the exhibition.
“We have a unique opportunity to explore the vertical dimension of the built environment with this amazing exhibition,” said Mi-Sci President and CEO Dr. Christian Greer. “An incredible amount of design, engineering, and artistry goes into constructing new living and working spaces that rise above street level to pierce the clouds. Towers of Tomorrow provides the perfect STEAM experience to put our guests at the center of science, technology, engineering, the arts, and math––allowing them to become architects expressing the hopes and dreams of civilization through LEGO bricks.”
Towers of Tomorrow with LEGO Bricks was brought to life by Ryan McNaught, one of only 21 LEGO® certified professionals worldwide. McNaught and his award-winning team of builders have used over half a million LEGO® bricks and devoted over 2000 hours to building the structures featured in the exhibition.
Burj Khalifa, Bank of America Plaza, Barangaroo Hotel, Central Park Tower, Chrysler Building, CN Tower, Empire State Building, Eureka, Infinity Tower, International Commerce Tower, Marina Bay Sands, Petronas Towers, Q1, Shanghai Tower, Taipei 101, Tokyo Skytree, Willis (Sears) Tower and Wilshire Grand Centre.
“This extraordinary collaboration between Museums of History NSW and Flying Fish brings together the finest architectural artistry and creative expression. Brought to life by the talented Ryan McNaught and his team, these towering LEGO® creations are testaments to human ingenuity and limitless imagination. We are excited to share this stunning exhibition with audiences of all ages as we celebrate engineering, design, and play,” said Jay Brown, Principal & Managing Director of Flying Fish.
Guests can create their own ‘towers of tomorrow’ with over 200,000 loose LEGO® bricks available in hands-on construction areas. Young and old will be limited only by their imaginations as they add their creations to a steadily rising futuristic LEGO® metropolis inside the exhibition.
Towers of Tomorrow with LEGO Bricks is included in Mi-Sci’s general admission tickets, available at www.mi-sci.org. Mi-Sci is located at 5020 John R. Street in Midtown, Detroit and is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wednesday through Sunday and until 8 p.m. the first Friday of every month.
Towers of Tomorrow with LEGO Bricks is a traveling exhibition from Museums of History NSW and toured internationally by Flying Fish.
About Ford Motor Company Fund
As the global philanthropic arm of Ford Motor Company, Ford Fund focuses on providing access to essential services, education for the future of work and entrepreneurship opportunities for under-resourced and underrepresented communities. Ford Fund’s partnerships and programming are designed to be responsive to unique community needs, ensuring people have equitable opportunities to move forward. Harnessing Ford’s scale, resources and mobility expertise, Ford Fund drives meaningful impact through grantmaking, Ford Resource and Engagement Centers and employee volunteerism. For more information, visit fordfund.org or join us at @FordFund on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
About The Michigan Science Center
The Michigan Science Center (Mi-Sci) is a Smithsonian affiliate that inspires nearly 250,000 curious minds of all ages every year through STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) discovery, innovation and interactive education in Detroit and across Michigan. As a STEM hub, Mi-Sci focuses on developing and introducing expanded education programs, exhibits and initiatives to empower and enrich our children and community. Through their Traveling Science Program and distance learning initiative, ECHO Live!, Mi-Sci is expanding beyond its Detroit-based facility, with a goal of reaching all 83 counties of Michigan. With the Toyota Engineering 4D Theater, live science demonstrations, lab activities and 220+ interactive exhibits, there are dozens of ways to customize your Mi-Sci visit. The Michigan Science Center is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and does not receive funding from Detroit or the state of Michigan. For more information, please call 313.577.8400 or visit the website, Mi-Sci.org.
About Flying Fish A leading creator of dynamic touring exhibitions, Flying Fish collaborates with top museums and science centers to produce extraordinary and influential experiences. Flying Fish exhibitions have impacted millions of visitors, from Melbourne to New York, generating sustainable income for their clients and inspiring fans around the globe.
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About Museums of History NSW Museums of History NSW brings our museums to life through a dynamic and diverse program of exhibitions, research and events such as walks, talks and tours so that our visitors can experience Sydney’s past as if they had lived it themselves. Since 1993, Museums of History NSW has toured 40 exhibitions to 95 venues, seen by more than 1.8 million people. Our traveling exhibitions enable us to reach wider audiences, stimulating public interest in history, architecture and design. Their commitment to the audience is to maintain the museums, landscapes and collections with integrity whilst presenting the narrative of each in contemporary, compelling and relevant ways. We bring a considered and thoughtful approach to revealing the contemporary currency in places and things and providing pleasure and enthusiasm for learning. mhnsw.au