Postcard #4: Lego, Sci-Fi and Fantasy in Seattle


Dear Matty,

Today, we went to EMP Museum, a museum about music, science fiction and pop culture in downtown Seattle.

They had a cool exhibit of Lego models (made by Dan Parker and TrainBuilder Productions) of some of the world’s most famous skyscrapers, including the Seattle Space Needle (of course!), the Burj Khalifa and the World Trade Center. There were tables where museum guests could build and display their own Lego creations (you can imagine how R had a blast playing there!).

Another cool exhibit was called Icons of Science Fiction. We saw Neo’s coat from The Matrix, Christopher Reeve’s Superman costume and Darth Vader’s lightsaber!

My favorite part was the exhibit called Fantasy: Worlds of Myth and Magic. They had costumes and props from The Princess Bride, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe, and Harry Potter!

Near the exit was an open theater called Sky Church, where for a few minutes and with many other museum guests, we were captivated by seeing Michael Jackson’s music video of Thriller on a huge screen. Fun, and yet nostalgic and sentimental.

It was a relatively small but cool museum, a place to feel hip and to geek out, and a colorful place to remember Seattle by.

Love, Mommy


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