LEGO Exhibition in Warsaw
LEGO Exhibition in Warsaw Reviews
LEGO Exhibition in Warsaw Feb 07, 2015
It’s winter time, and the last few weeks were quite cold in Warsaw therefore, I have opted for indoor activities rather than wandering the streets of the city. This year the capital of Poland is the host of the biggest exhibition of LEGO cubes in the world (if we don’t count Legoland of course).
The exhibition is sheltered by the walls of the National Stadium. The ticket to the exhibition costs quite a lot, more than most of Warsaw’s museums’ fees. The underground parking doesn’t costs much less. The National Stadium has to earn on itself after all! Warsaw tries to avoid the fait of most of the UEFA Euro’s host cities and Olympic Villages and organizes at the stadium as many events as possible. It is a very good place for all the kinds of exhibitions since the access to the stadium is easy. You can get here by metro, tram, bus and train. It is possibile to buy the tickets online. I made a mistake and waited too long with doing that; the daily number of visitors in not limited but the number of online tickets is. I had to buy tickets in an oldschool way – in a ticket office. To buy them I had to wait in a long queue. Despite the huge size, the stadium itself wasn’t big enough to hold all the people waiting in the line, some people had to wait outside. Believe me, the queue was longer than the one to Louvre! The continuous rotation of people didn’t make the queue any shorter; people were keep coming.
The main idea behind the organization of the LEGO exhibition in Warsaw was to present buildings and mock-ups of extraordinary forms and sizes, which could not be simply created at home, by any regular LEGO enthusiast. Among many interesting constructions there are miniature of famous buildings, movie scenes retold through LEGO cubes, PRL vehicles and many more. The exhibition commemorates some historical events of Poland. It is possible to have a look at what Warsaw looked like in 1981 and 1982, during Martial Law in Poland; long queues everywhere and tanks here and there. Moreover, the exhibition in Warsaw is a place of a premiere of the biggest LEGO construction in Poland and one of the biggest in the world - Titanic ship, entirely made out of lego blocks. It is 11 meters long, 3 metres high and over 500,000 blocks were used to make it. You can find here all the kinds of LEGO: LEGO Technics for the teenage fans (and my brother), DUPLO for the youngest and LEGO Friends for all the little princesses! What is great is that the exhibition is not only about buildings, it tells whole stories, with lots of little figurines being very busy of doing something.
The exhibition is an event mostly for kids but adults, with or without children, also will be delighted.
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