Bellaire Toy & Plastic Brick Museum

lego-museum-ohioAdmission to the Bellaire Toy & Plastic Brick Museum is $8 per adult and $6 per child, 4 and younger free, $6.00/senior.

The Toy & Plastic Brick Museum is known as the Un-official LEGO Museum located in Bellaire, Ohio. And it is being built one Lego at a time. It is housed in the old Gravel Hill School turned museum. Dan Brown, founder of the Bellaire Historical Society and Toy Museum, boasts to have the world’s largest private Lego collection. Although that may be true, there is one distinction officially proclaimed by the Guinness Book of World Records that cannot be denied – The Bellaire Historic Society and Toy Museum is home of the World’s Largest Lego brick image. The museum now holds many other records such as the largest castle, longest castle wall and there will be more to come in the future such as the one being tried for now by building and breaking the tallest tower made of Lego.

Although originally conceived as a toy museum, the Lego exhibit grew and grew. And GREW! Now instead of a Lego room in the museum, each room has a theme. If you enjoy the sea, there’s an “aqua” room complete with ships built from Lego’s. And there are other rooms like Lion’s Den, a zoo, an old-west town,Star Wars (Has a real life size Darth Vader!), Mars Mission Room you will glow in,and don’t forget Spider man that is life sized.. The last time someone checked it was estimated the total museum brick count exceeded 4 million!

Although Dan Brown has had a hand in creating much of the museum’s displays, he has also been instrumental in acquiring one-of-a-kind pieces. Some of the one-of-a-kind exhibits feature Lego creations that were done for the NBA and Kellogg’s. Throughout the museum are eye-popping masterpieces demonstrating the engineering world of Lego. Some of the astonishing pieces even seem come to life with the use of animatronics such as a working band.  There are fascinating pieces from all over the world, and from artist such as Nathan Sawaya, Brian Korte (Brickworkz) and Dan Brown. There are adult Lego fan made displays as well as displays made by children from all over the world that came for a visit. Check out the map on the second floor that shows where all the visitors came from.

The museum will schedule private tours, as well as motor coaches, schools, churches, scouts and more. Walk through tours are welcomed. Birthday parties, weddings, retirement, red hat parties are all welcomed as well. The Museum does school programs, lectures, and builds. The Museum will do a build, or fun time for a festival, convention, or other.