Brick by Brick

Discover your inner builder.

Brick by Brick pairs giant LEGO®-built structures with hands-on building challenges to to showcase how architects and engineers push the limits of design to make the seemingly impossible possible.

Exhibit stations and building challenges let you:

  • Build and test structures to withstand earthquakes and heavy winds.
  • Explore unconventional LEGO building techniques to solve design challenges.
  • Walk on a sturdy I-beam to feel its strength.
  • Use simple machines and engineering to lift your friends - or yourself!
  • And more!

See 10 spectacular LEGO models constructed by LEGO Certified Professional Adam Reed Tucker:

  • Burj Khalifa - the tallest building in the world
  • Cinderella's Castle - built to withstand Florida's 100-mile-per-hour hurricane winds
  • Fallingwater - Frank Lloyd Wright residence considered the "best all-time work of American architecture"
  • The Gateway Arch - the tallest memorial in the U.S., which is built in a catenary curve
  • Golden Gate Bridge - built to withstand both wind and earthquakes
  • Great Pyramid of Giza - the oldest and most intact Wonder of the Ancient World
  • Hoover Dam - one of America's Seven Modern Civil Engineering Wonders
  • One World Trade Center - the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere
  • Ping An Finance Center - China's tallest building
  • Roman Colosseum - the largest amphitheater ever built

PLUS, a 75,000-brick model of the Science Center of Iowa, created by the Iowa LEGO Users Group!

Plan Your Visit

Related Programming

  • Iowa LEGO Users Group Meet-Ups - Third Sunday of every month from 2:00-4:00 pm
    Meet other local LEGO users and participate in building challenges.