Ambitious towers made of toys

. February 1, 2013.
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Adam Reed Tucker blends his love of art and architecture with one of America's most beloved toys: the humble Lego block. He builds these models, some over 18 feet tall, using only Lego bricks. No mortar or glue of any kind. Maybe that's why he's one of only 11 certified Lego professionals in the world. You can see Tucker's recreations of famous structures, from The Empire State Building to Shanghai's Jin Mao tower, at the Lego Architecture: Towering Ambition exhibit on display at the Henry Ford Museum through Sunday, February 24 . It comes highly recommended for children of any age with a penchant for architecture, science and design. Guests will be able to build Lego structures of their own among thirteen of Tucker's masterpieces. Free for members, $17 non-members. The Henry Ford Museum, 20900 Oakwood Blvd., Dearborn. 313-982-6001. www.thehenryford.org