LEGO Classic
Bricks Exhibition
I recently had a chance to visit september's exhibition in Lublin city, Poland. Lots of great ideas, creativity, lots of people effort involved and milions of bricks used. It was great to see how people can get creative. You can find city, medieval, space or trains layouts. Awesome exhibition. There are educational elements too. History presented in sceneries or human anatomy in form of brick models. Unfortunatelly, I haven't found any classic layout. There was only technic car from '95 - LEGO-8880-1 set which still makes an impression with its size and design.
Most impressive are always the extremely large models. This time, the biggest one was the replica of Air Force One Boeing.
There are couple of famous people models too, like Marcin Gortat - Polish basketball player.
You can see big model of Titanic or couple of smooth modeled vehicles. The palace of culture is the icon of Warsaw - the Capitol of Poland. It is one of the most recognized buildings in Warsaw raised back in the 50s. You can find couple of such structures in Moscow too, because this was the "gift" from Russia to Poland back in the days when infamous Stalin ruled. It can be considered as symbol of comunists, but I would like to think that building is just a nice designed structure in our Capitol. Hah, the funny thing is, that back in the 50s the building was all white! It got yellowed through time.
The last picture is interesting too. Connecting creativity, education and fun is the best combo you can get. The idea to create models of human anatomy with detailed description is simply great.

What I like the most are sceneries. You can find lots of them here. The most interesting at this exhibition seems to be medieval sceneries. Big castles, great details and lots of bricks!
Every construction deserves recognition. Although, Erebor makes huge impression. Over 2 meters high model of dwarves Moria Mine from Lord of the Rings was being created by author for over a year.

Trains are one of the most seen elements of LEGO city sceneries. No wonder, they are simply great!

City layouts could not be missing too. Some of them presents Poland history from the 80s, when LEGO could be bought in Pewex only.
Dollar cost 10x more then than now. You can imagine how expensive those toys were for Polish people. Every kid was happy from small set even.
People stand for meat in long line with tickets like presented in image 2 and 3. Crazy times. That was the communist and socialist era imposed by soviets. Thank god it ended at the beginning of the 90s, because otherwise we would be starving by now.

Space layouts are rich with details. I could not even grasp all of those neat usage of small elements after first look. Great work indeed. Couple of them have classic feel. No wonder, LEGO terminated own sets and replaced it with simple Star Wars coupl of years ago. I know people like Star Wars, but I think LEGO Group could do better than this. Those are fine examples how people see Space sets. Not only shiny colorful odd UFO 4-pieced ships or dull grey Star Wars crafts, but great consistent ideas with nice details and possible interesting mechanisms. It would be great to see LEGO own consistent line of Space theme with like M-Trons or Blackthrons in the past. I am sure there are designers, who could do this exceptionally great.

The exhibition is still open to the end of september 2017. If you are near the east border of Poland, feel free to visit Lublin and check it out. Especially, if you are traveling with kids! This is a great opportunity to develop creativity and imagination. Kids have additional playground at the end of exhibition with thousands of bricks, where they can play and create what they imagine. Excellent idea.

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