From 26 September 2012 to 31 January 2013 the special exhibition area of the Archaeological Museum Hamburg turned into a Lego paradise where visitors could time travel to various destinations: From early men and mammoths to the pyramids, from Greek temples over medieval castles to the present day and farther into the future. There was much to explore and of course a build-and-play area for children.

History, reconstructed from thousands of Lego stones – visitors at the Archaeological Museum Hamburg were able to experience history of mankind in miniature. Archaeological and mythological highlights like the Pyramid of Cheops or the Tower of Babel were to be seen as well as a camp of Neandertals. Popular scenes like a part of the limes with small Lego Romans or the gladiatorial arena, but also true pieces of art like the Chinese terracotta warriors were presented in every detail.

The Archaeological Museum showed archaeological original finds from its own collection in combination with the presentations. Thus real hand axes of the mammoth hunters, cuneiform plates from Mesopotamia, pottery from ancient Egypt and Indian arrow heads from North America were exhibited.

The Lego building areas for children were freely accessible during opening hours. On event days children were able to build together with Lego experts.

All models of the exhibition were built by Lego Certified Professional René Hoffmeister and his team for the museum.

Another highlight connected to the exhibition happened at the end of 2012 when the “Miniatur Wunderland Hamburg” loaned 8 dioramas called “The history of civilisation” in which mankind’s history from the Stone Age to today were presented.


Special Exhibition

Museumsplatz 2
21073 Hamburg

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