Mammoths and minions and mansions . . .oh my!
These eclectic exhibits, all constructed from Legos, join more traditional Christmas displays in Holidays@BCM, Behringer- Crawford Museum's annual celebration.
Designed with family fun and safety in mind, Holidays@BCM offers an engaging adventure for kids and a relaxing and affordable break for parents amid the holiday bustle. Each of the museum's four floors are filled with fun and action. While the museum's Holiday Toy Trains aren't running this year due to the pandemic, there are BCM’s animated carnival with its whirling rides and sideshow barkers and the Victorian Christmas village with its ceramic reproductions of structures from Charles Dickens’ novels.
Dancing ice dogs and glittering winter scenes from the children’s book, The Holiday Adventures of Wiley Wahoo and Me by Kenton Hills author Diana Grady fill one room at the museum, while another displays a giant Lego Quidditch World Cup stadium straight out of the pages of Harry Potter books.
Other Lego displays created by the Ohio-Kentucky- Indiana Lego Users group (OKILUG) include a miniature wooly mammoth display in the prehistoric area, bespectacled yellow minions standing guard in the galleries and an elegant “Brickmore” mansion, designed after the majestic Biltmore Estate in Asheville, NC.
A vintage kitchen display features appliances, accessories and an aluminum Christmas tree that might have been found in a midcentury suburban tenement. Antique toys, singing holiday characters and decorations throughout the museum carry out the theme of holidays through the years.
As a special gift to the community, the museum will present “BCM’s Virtual Holiday Countdown” on its Facebook page, with special performances and demonstrations by entertainers, artists and others who have partnered with BCM during the year. The preliminary line-up includes Jake Speed, Katherine Nero, Nicole Zuraitis and Dan Pugach, Cedric Cox, John Lomax and the Hills of Kentucky Dulcimers. A complete schedule and list of participants will be announced soon.
Holidays@BCM runs through Sunday, January 17, 2021. Behringer-Crawford is open from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Sunday. Closed Mondays, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years Day. Admission is free for BCM members. Cost for non-members is $9 adult, $8 senior, $5 children age 3-12, free for children under 3. For more information about Holidays@BCM, call 859-491-4003.