6 brick-tastic reasons to visit Gail Borden Public Library right now


My family loves visiting our local libraries especially Elgin’s Gail Borden Public Library. Last summer they had the dino-riffic Dinosaur exhibit. Well, the library is back at it offering the community another great reason to visit!


Now through Dec. 30, the Gail Borden Public Library in Elgin will have another reason to add to their list of awesomeness—a Lego exhibit, “Build It! With Lego Bricks.” Although not as large as their past exhibits, the exhibit still packs plenty of fun, especially if you are a brick lover!


Here are 6 reasons why you’ll want to make the visit.


Bust out your camera!


Once you walk into Gail Borden Public Library you are greeted by a 10-foot-tall Emmett from “The Lego Movie” and his adorable cat-unicorn friend, Unikitty. Once they spied these larger than life figures, they practically ran to them and couldn’t wait to take pics with them. (Just warn them that they can’t go on them!)


See famous replicas.


See amazing buildings created by Riley Wygant, a 12-year-old Lego enthusiast! Some of the buildings showcased include Trans America Pyramid, CN Tower, the Mackinac Bridge and some Frank Lloyd Wright buildings.


Be inspired.


Throughout the library, creations made by Lego lovers from the community are showcased. And yes, if you’d like to share your love you can still submit your masterpiece. Don’t delay, space is limited.


Enjoy interactive fun.


Once you see the amazing creations, you’ll want to try your hand on making your own masterpiece. You can either play with big bricks, gather inspiration by reading brick-building books or play with regular bricks at the Lego table.


Attend special Lego events.


Mark your calendars for these fun events! On Nov. 3-4, the Northern Illinois Lego Train Club will present its popular train display made of, you guessed it, Legos! On Tuesday, Dec. 4, the library will present a Lego Architecture Showcase for Kids and Ice Cream Social. Kids will design, create and show off a Lego structure for the future, then indulge in an ice cream treat. Kids will also get to meet Riley, the creator of the buildings showcased in the current exhibit.


It’s free!


Who says you have to pay money to have fun?


Follow Cheryl’s family adventures at O the Places We Go.


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