There are only a few things that I have kept from my childhood. My first teddy bear. My first baseball glove. And my Lego collection. In fact, containers and containers of Lego proudly rest in my parents’ basement. I would spend countless hours building my masterpieces. Truth be told, however, my masterpieces were only masterpieces in my head. The best I ever built was a large house, which, for some reason, was built with a flower pot on the roof. That was nothing even close to the incredible works now featured at the Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory. The museum's new exhibition, "Big Leagues, Little Bricks", contains amazing baseball Lego sculptures as seen in the above photos.
Specifically, the museum features stunning pieces created with zillions of Lego pieces forming portraits of players Joey Votto, Buster Posey and Derek Jeter. It also features stadium replicas of Wrigley Field, Yankee Stadium and Miller Park, to name a few.
Also available are sculptures of players with movable pieces, including swinging bats and slides, a 10-foot mosaic with the lyrics of “Take Me Out to the Ball Game” and an opportunity for guests to build their own art with Lego bricks (and build their very own houses with flower-pot roofs!).
The exhibition will be open until September 2, so don’t hesitate to check it out. I guess it gives true meaning to, “If you build it, they will come.”