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