- Open: Tuesday – Sunday from 10am – 5pm (Call in advance as they are expected to go seasonal)
- Location: (Map It) 4597 Noble Street in Bellaire, Ohio
- Phone: 740-671-8890 or email email@example.com
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The Toy and Plastic Brick Museum is the Unofficial LEGO Museum 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, the founder of the Bellaire Historical Society and Toy Museum, boasts the world’s largest private Lego collection. Although that may be true, one distinction officially proclaimed by the Guinness Book of World Records cannot be denied. The Bellaire Historic Society and Toy Museum is home to the World’s Largest Lego brick image. The museum now holds many other records, such as the largest castle and 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 Legos. 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 life-sized Spiderman. 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 to come to life with animatronics, such as a working band. There are fascinating pieces from all over the world and from artists such as Nathan Sawaya, Brian Korte (Brickworkz), and Dan Brown. Children make adult Lego fan-made displays and displays from around the world that came for a visit. Check out the second-floor map showing where all the visitors came from.
The museum will schedule private tours, motor coaches, schools, churches, scouts, and more. Walk-through tours are welcomed. Birthday parties, weddings, retirement, and red hat parties are also welcome. The Museum does school programs, lectures, and builds. The Museum will do a build or fun time for a festival, convention, or other.