LEGO bricks are the toys that needs no introduction.
For 60 years, they've been the building blocks of childhood fun and creativity (see what we did there?). In order to celebrate this milestone, the Scandinavia House will feature a new exhibit, "LEGO Bricks: A Celebration." Get ready for an experience like no other.
When children aren't wandering their way through 30,000 loose LEGO bricks in the interactive play zone, they can admire sculptures and mosaics by Brooklyn-based artist Sean Kenney (and perhaps feel inspired to create their own masterpiece). Kenney, whose traveling exhibit "Nature Connects" has made its rounds throughout the U.S., is pretty much the Picasso of LEGO creations, and his work will certainly entertain visitors of all ages.
"I've always been a huge fan of LEGO toys, ever since I was a little kid," the artist tells Time Out New York Kids. "I think they reflect my personality well—I am structured and organized and logical, but I am also rather silly and love to laugh. What better medium than a primary-colored children's toy based on straight lines, rules, and math?"
The exhibit will kick off on Apr 28 and run through Aug 4. To ring in the occasion, there will be a party starting at 3pm on Apr 28 that will feature live music, snacks and of course, fun ways to play. Considering these little blocks are a key to your child's success in school (and oftentimes help future engineers, mathematicians and scientists get their start), you're not going to want to miss this awesome event.
Scandinavia House is located at 58 Park Ave (212-779-3587, scandinaviahouse.org).