D.C. earthquake causes Lego collapse at National Building Museum
- (Photo: National Building Museum)
We all know what the D.C. earthquake did to actual buildings, but yesterday, once the hysteria had died down, we wondered how models of buildings had fared — specifically, the Lego exhibit at the National Building Museum. So we contacted them, and they responded with ... a press release that says two of the 15 buildings in the exhibit "suffered minor damage." This is devastating news.
The museum’s "LEGO Architecture: Towering Ambition," which features 15 large-scale models of famous buildings, "survived the earthquake with some disturbance," the release states, adding that "the limited damage is a feat of engineering since no glue or adhesive material holds the bricks together." Whoever invented that interlocking mechanism is a proud man (or woman) today.
Thirteen of the 15 buildings remain fully intact, but the models of the Burj Khalifa and the Empire State Building "suffered minor damage that can and will be repaired." All of the models were built by Adam Reed Tucker, a "Lego Certified Professional,"* and the museum is hoping Tucker will return to repair the damage. Aren't we all.
*Yes, that position really exists, and there 10 more of them worldwide.
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