Sneak Peek at Transformers Exhibit coming to the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis

The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis will soon be home to a dedicated exhibit all about our beloved Transformers, and they’ve kindly shared details with us! Hit ‘Read More’ to check out some preliminary design sketches and read about what they’re got in store for us.

Titled Transformers: Robots in Disguise, the exhibit runs March 7th to July 26th, and is presented by the museum in partnership with Hasbro.

Fans of all ages will invited to “Choose Your Team” on entry, ushered through entries marked with either Autobot or Decepticon faction insignias. Inside each entry they’ll be greeted with a photobooth where they can have their picture taken with either Optimus Prime or Megatron, and read a little history about each faction. The main exhibit are will feature a selection of toys from the last 30 years of the line, a 10-foot statue of Optimus Prime from last summer’s Transformers: Age of Extinction film, and a display of costumes.

Another area educates fans about the design process of the figures, complete with a 3D printer creating prototypes on the spot! The Autobot Central exhibit invites fans to try their own hands-on robot design skills while enjoying vintage TV cartoon and commercial clips, and the Become Bumblebee feature lets users control Bumblebee on-screen using motion-capture technology.

TRANSFORMERS: Robots in Disguise™
March 7–July 26, 2015
As Hasbro’s TRANSFORMERS franchise celebrates its 30th Anniversary, get ready for a museum exhibit that shows the fun and innovation that has gone into the creation of the iconic robots. This exhibit will showcase the heroic Autobots and villainous Decepticons, including favorites like Bumblebee, Optimus Prime and Grimlock. Since their introduction in 1984, TRANSFORMERS characters have converted from robots to vehicles, jets, dinosaurs, and animals. The excitement and fast-paced action of a brand new animated series, Robots in Disguise from Hasbro Studios will debut in 2015 and the exhibit will feature new characters that will be sure to inspire families to create even more new stories. What are the secrets to creating something that can move and twist and contort itself into an entirely different being? TRANSFORMERS fans of all generations can use their own imaginations and explore the design and engineering that goes into crafting these beloved characters.

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Chris Patrick (Random Items) is a fan of all things vintage and retro, with a particular fondness for 1980s robots, classic video games, and anything that blends those two things.

Chris joined the Allspark community in 2002 and has been a member of the News and Content team since 2014.

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