Whether it’s LEGOs, K’Nex, Lincoln Logs, or just plain old wood blocks, kids love to build and create. Here in Los Angeles we’ve got some amazing examples of architecture that will inspire you’re little Lautner or growing Geary. These buildings are impressive, cool, and anything but boring – and most are in unexpected places and totally touchable.  So take your tot on a structural and instructional tour of the city that will get their wheels turning – then go home and see what you can create!

Pacific Design Center

Red, blue and green – there are three buildings that comprise the Pacific Design Center. Like larger than life Legos, these buildings are oddly shaped as if snapped together from random pieces. The nickname for one of the buildings is the Big Blue Whale, because of its large size compared to the rest of the buildings in the area. Kids can gawk at the buildings then splash in the fountain and head across the street to play at the newly refurbished West Hollywood Park.

Pacific Design Center
8687 Melrose Ave. at N. San Vicente Blvd.
West Hollywood

Did we miss any super cool, kid-spirational spots?  We’d love to know your favorite architecture in LA.

-Christina Fiedler

Photo Credits: George via Creative Commons, Stu Spivack via flickr, Robert H. via yelp, Paul L. via yelp,  Joseph A. via yelp, Jorge Bueno via flickr, W.L. via yelp, Mike D. via yelp, Noa B. via yelp,  Andy Kennelly via Google+

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