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History comes to life through LEGO bricks at Tampa Bay History Center

Posted at 11:23 AM, Nov 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-26 12:30:58-05

TAMPA, Fla. — A recently opened exhibit at the Tampa Bay History Center is captivating people of all ages.

“Brick History” features LEGO models that illustrate important people, moments and discoveries in world history.

Visitors can take in miniature versions of the Boston Tea Party, the eruption of Mount Vesuvius and a medieval castle. The more than two dozen models fall into five categories: the arts, conflict, equality, exploration and transport.

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The artist, Warren Elsmore, is based in the United Kingdom. This is the first time the exhibit has been in the United States.

The History Center is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. It is closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Pricing information can be found here. Those who have a valid Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Library card can “check out” a Discovery Pass to the History Center. Pinellas County residents with a valid library card can do the same.

“Brick History” at the Tampa Bay History Center runs through February 2020.