BUILD! Toy Brick Art at the Heard

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By Catherine Holland By Catherine Holland

PHOENIX -- Celebrate all things LEGO bricks during the Heard's summertime family-friendly exhibit BUILD! Toy Brick Art at the Heard.

Kids of all ages can spend the day in our cool gallery while playing with everybody's favorite plastic bricks.

USA Today calls BUILD! Toy Brick Art at the Heard one of "10 Must-See Museum Exhibits This Summer."

3TV's Heidi Goitia gave us a sneak peek.

On opening morning, Saturday, May 24, Heard Museum members, families will join with Valley artist Dave Shaddix -- creator of several sculptures made of LEGO® is bricks including one of the Heard Museum's South Courtyard -- in assembling a full-size "mystery mosaic" - an interpretation of an existing piece of Native art -- using more than 36,800 LEGO® is bricks.

As this is a special exhibit, the following adjusted admission rates will be charged to visitors May 24-Sept. 28. These rates include admission to BUILD! plus the rest of the museum: Adults $23, seniors $18.50, students with ID $12.50, children ages 6-12 $12.50, children ages 1-5 and American Indians $5, children younger than 1 and Heard Museum members free.

Those visiting the Heard this summer as part of the following programs and special entry days will still be required to pay a gate fee of $5 per person to visit BUILD!: Blue Star Families, Teacher Appreciation month, Target Summer Sundays, Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day, Culture Pass.

For more information or to become a Heard member, visit members.heard.org or call 602-251-0261.

The Heard Museum is located at  2301 N. Central Ave., Phoenix.