Arlington Heights man's passion for construction toys leads to Woodfield museum

  • Arlington Heights resident Adam Reed Tucker is opening his new Blocks to Bricks business Friday at Woodfield Mall. It's a combination museum, studio and store, highlighting nearly 150 years of construction toys.

      Arlington Heights resident Adam Reed Tucker is opening his new Blocks to Bricks business Friday at Woodfield Mall. It's a combination museum, studio and store, highlighting nearly 150 years of construction toys. Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer

  • Arlington Heights resident Adam Reed Tucker is one of only 16 Lego Certified Professionals in the world.

      Arlington Heights resident Adam Reed Tucker is one of only 16 Lego Certified Professionals in the world. Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer

  • Owner Adam Reed Tucker shows an injection-molding machine that makes custom-colored Lego-style bricks at his new Blocks to Bricks business, opening at Woodfield Mall Friday.

      Owner Adam Reed Tucker shows an injection-molding machine that makes custom-colored Lego-style bricks at his new Blocks to Bricks business, opening at Woodfield Mall Friday. Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer

  • Metal construction toys are displayed in the museum portion of Blocks to Bricks at Woodfield Mall prior to its Friday opening.

      Metal construction toys are displayed in the museum portion of Blocks to Bricks at Woodfield Mall prior to its Friday opening. Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer

  • Toys from owner Adam Reed Tucker's childhood are displayed in the museum portion of his new Blocks to Bricks business, opening at Woodfield Mall Friday.

      Toys from owner Adam Reed Tucker's childhood are displayed in the museum portion of his new Blocks to Bricks business, opening at Woodfield Mall Friday. Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer

  • Blocks to Bricks, a museum and studio focused on the history and evolution of construction toys, is opening Friday at Woodfield Mall in Schaumburg.

      Blocks to Bricks, a museum and studio focused on the history and evolution of construction toys, is opening Friday at Woodfield Mall in Schaumburg. Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer

  • Arlington Heights resident Adam Reed Tucker wants visitors' experience of seeing him at work at Blocks to Bricks to be as special as meeting Willy Wonka in his factory.

      Arlington Heights resident Adam Reed Tucker wants visitors' experience of seeing him at work at Blocks to Bricks to be as special as meeting Willy Wonka in his factory. Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer

 
 
Updated 6/14/2018 7:41 PM

An Arlington Heights man is combining his creative vision and lifelong passion for construction toys to bring a first-of-its-kind experience to Woodfield Mall in Schaumburg.

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