Brickopolis is a LEGO® lover’s playground! Let your imagination run wild in this interactive gallery, which was conceived, designed and built by Cincinnati Museum Center’s exhibits team at as a companion to The Art of the Brick exhibit. Brickopolis features:
LEGO Work Tables
Photo by Cary Lin
Pull up a chair at our kid-sized work tables to build your own creation with LEGO bricks or LEGO DUPLO® blocks and even race LEGO cars down ramps. Just make sure you leave the LEGO bricks behind for the next person to play with, otherwise the Brick Detector will sound an alarm when you exit. Get a green light and you’re free to go. Get a red a light and our Bricktective might use those bricks to build a jail cell.
#Brickie Selfie Station
Photo courtesy of Framester
If playing with LEGO bricks isn’t enough, you can also LEGO-tize yourself at the Brickopolis #brickie selfie station. We’ve LEGO-tized over 30 objects for you to choose from, including LEGO versions of Cincinnati Museum Center favorites like the polar bear, dinosaurs, steamboat and Union Terminal itself. Make your pick, stick it to the wall behind you and snap a picture. Then share it using #ArtOfTheBrick #brickie and we’ll post our favorites in a video in the gallery.
Design and Build Display
An empty wall is waiting for your creations to shine in the spotlight. We’re holding monthly Design and Build contests for you to showcase your imagination and creativity. If your original creation wins, it’ll be displayed in Brickopolis! Each Design and Build contest has a particular theme and your creation must be original. No following the instructions on the kits here! Your imagination can be your only guide. Submit photos of your creation, which can measure no larger than 15x15 inches wide and 12 inches tall, and you could win in one of four age groups.
Each month has a special theme day complete with additional hands-on activities and special programming. Buy an additional ticket for $5 and grab a themed Make & Take to take home. One lucky winner will even take home a deluxe LEGO set! Theme days and dates are:
Oct. 24: Superheroes
Nov. 21: Trains, Trains, Trains!
Dec. 12: Star Wars
Jan. 9: Space
Feb. 20: Dinosaurs
March 19: LEGO® DUPLO®
April 9: Creators & Builders
Click here for more information about each theme day.