Young creators inspired by architect
Amy and Collin Flueck of Western Springs
Updated: November 12, 2012 1:31AM
The intensity of young LEGO builders and creators filled Mies van der Rohe’s historic landmark, S.R. Crown Hall, on the Illinois Institute of Technology Campus in Chicago on July 28.
Nearly 1,400 children and parents turned out with their creativity and vision in tow to build a structure using any of the thousands of colored and unusual pieces that make up the huge LEGO collection owned by the Mies Society. Approximately 30,000 LEGO pieces, filling 20 bins, were provided for the boys and girls to use.
The resulting designs varied wildly in creativity and complexity. All creations went on display in Crown Hall on July 29.
Van der Rohe’s S.R. Crown Hall is considered one of the world’s most influential and inspiring structures. The Mies van der Rohe Society works to preserve the legacies of this prestigious architect whose works encompass much of the IIT Campus, as well as throughout the Chicago area and across the world.
For more information, visit miessociety.org or call (312) 567-7146.~.