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Danish carpenter Ole Kirk Christiansen created and founded Lego in 1932. From Danish “leg godt”, meaning “play well”, the
building blocks have conquered the world. This new exhibition explores and revisits Lego in the Seven Art. Here is a look at “Lego in movies.”
Artists Samsofy and Maxime Marion, Brisy and « Un Univers de briques” associations partnered to revisit the Lego brick in classics movies. Over two floors, Lego constructions and photo explore French and international movies like The Bronzés ski, Avengers, Harry Potter, Pirates of the Caribbean, Jurassic Park, The Fifth Element, Tintin and much more.
The iron Lady is the masterpiece of this exhibit. She is staged for the James Bond “A view to kill,” when Roger Moore is purchasing May Day in Paris. The assembled Eiffel Tower measures 5.2 meters (17 feet), weighs 150 kilos (110 pounds) and consists of 150 000 Lego bricks!
An entire room is dedicated to Star Wars. Different scenes of the saga are represented in Lego bricks and some main characters are also portrayed. I particularly enjoyed the Millennium Falcone spaceship and the numerous details displayed. The portrait of Dark Vader riding with Yoda as E.T Phone Home was just perfect!
Plan your visit
- Exhibit on view from December 21, 2019, to January 25, 2020.
- Location: Espace Richaud, 78 Boulevard de la Reine, 78000 Versailles.
- Hours: Monday-Sunday from 12pm-7pm.
- Admission: 5 euros
- Duration: I spent 2 hours to discover it.
- Parking: street parking
- More information available at https://en.versailles-tourisme.com/cine-en-briques-the-lego-exhibition-at-the-espace-richaud.html