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Palace of Fine Arts

Brick by Brick at the Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago

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Palace of Fine Arts



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The Museum of Science and Industry was originally built as the Palace of Fine Arts for the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition. The memory of Chicago’s Great Fire frightened the contributors around the world who were sending priceless artworks to the Fair. To assuage them, the Palace of Fine Arts was built with a fireproof brick substructure. After the Fair closed, most of the buildings were destroyed by fire, but this building remained.

Fun facts about the LEGO version at Brick by Brick:
·8 feet wide and nearly 2 feet tall
·Design time: 41 hours
·Build time: 187 hours
·Number of bricks: 18,500
·This is the first time Adam has used only white bricks in a model.
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