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Art of the Brick

4 November 2014

image from Art of the Brick

I must admit I’m a bit of a Lego nerd. Whenever I hear about any kind of Lego display I will go see it at the soonest chance I get. In London alone I’ve seen the Lego Christmas tree, advent calendar, snow globe, tube map, bus stop and the displays in Hamleys toy store.

So when I heard about Art of the Brick, an exhibition featuring over 80 sculptures created from more than a million Lego bricks by artist Nathan Sawaya, I couldn’t wait to go check it out. Having already visited Asia, America and Australia, the exhibition has now come to London (and fittingly, you’ll find it on Brick Lane).

The exhibition features recreations of famous sculptures including the Venus de Milo and Michelangelo’s David, as well as famous paintings like the Mona Lisa and and Edvard Munch’s The Scream.

There are also plenty of original pieces, and I found these to be some of the most impressive.

The only negative aspect of this exhibition is the cost. Tickets are priced higher on weekends and will set you back £16.50 for an adult. I found this to be pretty steep for an exhibition that only takes about 45 minutes. You’ll save £2 if you visit on a weekday. I suppose this is to cover the costs of shipping the works to the UK but it’s still a little disappointing.

Art of the Brick will be on show at the Old Truman Brewery until 12th April 2015.

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