We got our tickets for the lego exhibit, also known as The Art of the Brick. Well known art pieces, sculptures & every day items recreated in legos by artist Nathan Sawaya.
Each rendition had a small placard that included a brief description of the piece, including a picture of the original art, if applicable. Also included was the # of lego pieces used, one piece, Moai, known better as an Easter Island head, featured over 75,000 pieces!
Many of the pieces included well known paintings & sculptures replicated in legos, including Van Gogh's Starry Night, The Great Wave & American Gothic.
|The Great Wave|
I opted out of this experience due to the number of sneezing, coughing, slobbering tiny humans in the area. And I do believe that was a wise choice.
|T-Rex skeleton that contained over 80,000 lego pieces|
|A flying pig made entirely from Legos|
Afterwards we headed for lunch at a Cincinnati staple, Skyline Chili. Cincinnati style chili is more like a meat sauce than an actual chili, and it's unique spice profile includes chocolate & cinnamon. Don't knock it 'til you try it though. Skyline Chili is known for 3-ways, spaghetti topped with chili & cheese. If you add beans or onion you've got yourself a 4 or 5 way. I opted to share a 4-way with my Mom & ordered an extra coney on the side. A little bit of everything.
|4-way to the left, coney to the right.|
After lunch we swung by the store, picked up a few items & headed home to make cookies. An old family favorite I hope to share tomorrow.