What it is: NYC Phantasmagoria is a Lego exhibit created by artist Janet Henry currently located in the Strickland Lobby near Cuban Revolution. The artist has used Legos to create a representation of New York City. You can look at Central Park and countless skyscrapers made out of tiny blocks. It's quite a site!
What we liked: We loved what a fantastic creation that the artist was able to make. I also loved the creativity that it inspired in my own toddler. When we got home, we immediately went to our blocks and started making our own big city out of our slightly bigger Legos. In addition, while the exhibit was small and did not take long to see, when combined with several other parts of the American Tobacco Campus it made for a great afternoon for a toddler and baby with short attention spans.
What we would change: It is a small exhibit, just one beautifully crafted table. We wish there was more for the kids to see, but understand how much went into this small space. In addition, I felt that a stroller really helped me with my two kids. I would not have felt comfortable with my toddler simply roaming around that table. The stroller helped keep the kids contained and I could take them out of the stroller and hold them so that they could get a better look at the cityscape without worrying that they would knock it over!
Important information: This exhibit is located in the lobby of the Strickland Building at the American Tobacco Campus.
Dates: March 18-April 29
Hours: 9am-6pm Monday-Sunday
Press Release that I was sent:
1. A view of the whole exhibit
2. A close-up of Central Park