The Art of the Brick Lego Exhibition, by Robert

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Starry Starry Night by Vincent Van Gogh, in Lego form!
Starry Starry Night by Vincent Van Gogh, in Lego form!

The Art of the Brick is an absolutely amazing exhibition which is traveling the world. My grandpa, Jess and I went to the one in London, which is in the Old Truman Brewery on Brick Lane and we all really liked it.

The Art of the Brick is a set of over 85 sculptures and paintings; the twist is they are all made from Lego. All the amazing pieces of art together use over one million Lego bricks and were all created by one fantastic man, Nathan Sawaya.

When we went, I was surprised by how many people were there, we had to wait forty minutes to go in. One of the things I liked about it was the video at the start. Nathan talked about what he does for a living and he made a special bit of the small film just about London.

Starry Starry Night by Vincent Van Gogh, in Lego form!
Venus de Milo, in Lego form!

The first bit of the tour was one of my favourite parts as all the sculptures and paintings were based on famous artwork such as the Mona Lisa, the Thinker, the Venus De Milo and Starry Night. I really liked how in some,  like the Scream and the Kiss, the background was 2D and the people were 3D.

The Kiss in Lego form
The Kiss in Lego form!

There were also lots of everyday objects like pencils, cellos, musical notes as well as animals, creatures and lots of people.

With a Lego dinosaurOne of the sculptures was a six metre long T-Rex that used over 80,000 Lego bricks. It was absolutely incredible and very very big.

Red phone box at Lego exhibition For me the best bit was in one particular room which was all to do with London. There was a red telephone box, One Direction, The Beatles and even a “keep calm and build on” sign, they were all made out of Lego.

The Beatles in Lego!

At the end you were allowed to make your own sculptures out of Lego although mine wasn’t nearly as good as the ones in the exhibition. You could also play the Lego X-box games which were really fun.

Robert and a new Lego friend
Robert and a new Lego friend

It was such a great day out, and as it has now been extended, and doesn’t leave London until April 12th, you should definitely visit.

For more information on Nathan Sawaya and his work, please see here.

Tickets (in London) are different prices depending on the day (they cost more at weekends). On weekdays, adult tickets cost £14.50 and children’s cost £8. Family tickets (2 adults and 2 kids) are £40 on weekdays and £47 at weekends.

Read more from me:

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18 Responses

  1. ann e

    Sounds amazing for both adults and kids—-I can’t believe you can make a huge dinosaur and recreate famous paintings in lego

  2. Mari

    What a fantastic idea! So many children would love this, my two included. I must tell my nephew Billy, he’ll be very impressed with me.

  3. Jennifer Howze

    What a brilliant idea. I’d seen some posters in the Tube for this exhibit but had no idea it was so amazing. Definitely on our list now.

  4. MrsATWWAH

    Great post Robert. The exhibition looks amazing and I loved the pic of the T-Rex.

    Were there many young children there? Master ATWWAH, who is 3, loved Miniland at LEGOLAND but I’m a bit wary of taking someone so young. What do you think?

    • Sarah Ebner

      Robert says: Yes there were young children, and I think he would love it, but there were a lot of adults and older children there.

  5. Mums do travel

    This looks brilliant Robert, thank you for sharing your experience. I’ve already written about this exhibition but I haven’t been yet – must remedy that!

  6. Trish

    This really appeals to me, Robert. A big fan of Lego in our house but the artwork created by these little blocks is amazing: love The Kiss especially

  7. imli

    this looks amazing! thanks for sharing your experionce, keep up the hard work.

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