Homer boy’s Lego art to be in Anchorage Museum show

Rio Shemet Pitcher stands next to his LEGO sculpture of the RMS Titanic.-Photo by Don Pitcher

Rio Shemet Pitcher stands next to his LEGO sculpture of the RMS Titanic.-Photo by Don Pitcher

Homer LEGO artist and creator Rio Shemet Pitcher, 12, has had his sculpture of the RMS Titanic selected to be part of “Brick By Brick,” opening Friday at the Anchorage Museum and showing through Jan. 11. “Brick By Brick” explores the creative potential of LEGO toys and bricks from all angles, including artistic, scientific, technological, engineering and mathematical applications. The museum ordered 100,000 LEGO bricks for exhibition play areas and events.

Shemet Pitcher’s 5,000-piece Titanic is not a kit but an original creation.

“To get it to look right, I looked at many books about the Titanic,” he wrote in his application to enter the work. “It was very hard to build and broke many times, which frustrated me, but I stuck with it and eventually finished it.”

His piece will be shown Dec. 29-Jan. 11

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