If you thought LEGO art is just for kids, you’re in for a pleasant surprise. There’s a new exciting exhibit at the California Science Center that’s great for all ages! The Art of Brick is the world’s largest display of LEGO art by artist Nathan Sawaya. More than 100 sculptures is made with over one million LEGO bricks. It includes Sawaya’s original sculptures as well as re-imagined versions of some of the world’s most famous art masterpieces. Make sure you experience The Art Of The Brick before this exhibit ends.
All of us were in awe when we saw his work. It looks so authentic that you can’t tell it’s made out of LEGOs until you are up close. For his re-imagined pieces, they really look like the actual art work but made out of LEGOs. It’s really amazing! I would recommend giving yourself an one hour time frame to enjoy this exhibit. There is also an area for kids to build their own creations and other hands on building activities. This exhibit will be on display through September 2020.
Here are some of the highlights below..
20-foot Tyrannosaurus Rex skeleton is Sawaya’s largest sculpture made from 80,020 bricks and was designed as a thank you to the children who came to see his first solo exhibition in 2007.
Van Gogh’s “Starry Night”
Da Vinci’s “Mona Lisa“
“Grasp” depicts a man trying to walk forward while multiple hands are pulling him from behind.
“Hands” represents the artist’s nightmare of losing the power of his hands from Nathan Sawaya’s Human Condition collection.
7-foot tall “Easter Island Moai statue”
The Swimmer from his Metamorphosis collection
“Yellow” from Nathan Sawaya’s Human Condition collection. Life sculpture of a man ripping his chest open with thousands of yellow lego bricks cascading from the cavity.
Alexandros of Antioch’s “Venus de Milo”, Augustus of Prima Porta,” and Michelangelo’s Michelangelo’s “David”
LEGO brick building challenges and activities.
For more information, visit the California Science Center website at https://californiasciencecenter.org/.
(Make sure to check the website for any closures.)