NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — If you like to play with Legos, you might want to hit the High Line on the West Side.
A new art exhibit just opened and everyone is invited to help build, create and even destroy.
As CBS2’s Cindy Hsu reported, it’s a Lego lover’s dream! Two tons of white Legos set up outside along the High Line
“I thought it was very cool that you could do Legos outdoors, and right next to a construction site — building and building,” said 12-year-old Clara Geraghty.
The installation is called The Collectivity Project. It has appeared in Europe, but this is the first time in the United States.
The artist, Olafur Eliasson, was also behind the public art project New York City Waterfalls along the East River in 2008.
His latest project is all about using your imagination.
“The goal of the project is to build and design your own ideal or imaginary world,” said High Line Art Program Curator Cecilia Alemani.
Now there are a few rules: you need to be at least 4 years old to play; you’re not supposed to bring your own Legos to add to the exhibit; and no walking away with the ones that belong there.
And the great things is, there are no mistakes.
“I was thinking about a bridge for my boat, but then my boat broke and I attached these on to make it a satellite,” said 6-year-old Ned Geraghty.
“(Do you think you might be an architect one day? Or a builder?) I’ve been thinking about that,” said 10-year-old Gertie Geraghty.
The exhibit is free and open to all ages 4 and up.
Geoffrey Beevers is in his 70s and hasn’t played with Legos since he was 14.
“It feels absolutely wonderful, everybody should do it,” he said.
The exhibit is open every day from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and runs through Sept. 30.