Sculptor Nathan Sawaya Speaks On “The Art of the Brick” LEGO Exhibit



“The Art of the Brick” exhibit boasts a collection of awe-inspiring works of art. There’s a large-scale peace symbol, re-creations of the Mona Lisa and Statue of Liberty and varied interpretations of the human body among other pieces. What makes these sculptures so captivating, aside from the expert craftsmanship of course, is that all are constructed using nothing but LEGO bricks. The critically acclaimed collection has built an international following with tours throughout North America, Asia and Australia. Currently showing at New York City’s Discovery Times Square Museum until January 5, 2014, “The Art of the Brick” exhibit has become the world’s largest display of LEGO art ever and features fan favorites and also some never-before-seen pieces. Here Nathan Sawaya, the New York-based artist behind “The Art of the Brick,” walks Life + Times through some of his favorite and most iconic creations.

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