Stick a Skyline in Someone’s Stocking
Nov18

Stick a Skyline in Someone’s Stocking

When looking for Christmas gifts for the architecture enthusiast in your life, Legos have been a go-to staple for decades.  Now there’s a new reason to risk stepping on the little bricklets while walking around the house barefoot in the middle of the night. The company that makes the best thing to come out of Denmark since diminutive sea brides has announced that it’s putting out a new Lego set about Chicago....

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A Museum Exhibit You Can’t Lego
Dec15

A Museum Exhibit You Can’t Lego

Earlier this year we told you about IIT student Rocco Buttliere, who’s been busy recreating downtown Chicago in Lego.  You may also remember that his work is so impressive that he’s been invited to show it off at a major Lego event in London.  Well, you don’t have to go all the way to Blighty to see some crafty brickwork. Chicago’s own Museum of Science and Trucking Industry is opening a new exhibit next year...

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Chicago Buildings Need Help Getting to London
Nov09

Chicago Buildings Need Help Getting to London

Remember five months ago we told you about Rocco Buttliere, the full-time IIT student and part-time brick jockey who is recreating downtown Chicago’s buildings brick-by-brick out of little plastic LEGO blocks? Since then, Mr. Buttliere has exhibited his brickwork at a local LEGO convention and caught the attention of the organizers of the global BRICK event being held in London next month.  They invited him to exhibit at their...

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