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Art of Brick London Exhibition Review

We covered the opening of the Art of Brick exhibition last summer, but it’s only recently that The Toy Chronicle finally got to check it out in person. For those that missed what Art of Brick is all about, we’ll give you a quick recap. Art of Brick was conceived by lawyer-cum-artist, Nathan Sawaya, in 2007. Nathan’s sculptures are created with millions of LEGO building blocks and is unique in its scope which ranges from new conceptual pieces to replicas of iconic classical artwork. This travelling exhibition is one of the most extraordinary and innovative exhibitions in recent memory and it speaks to all ages.

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Thankfully, the original exhibition in London was extended until April 2015, which gave us the opportunity to mozy on down to Old Truman Brewery @ Brick Lane. We are glad we did too. The Toy Chronicle loves Lego. Like reeeeeaaaaallly love Lego. So to wander around this exhibition was a great time. Almost kid like excitement was seen across our face as each Lego sculpture impressed us more than the last. Sawaya has done an excellent job with this Lego exhibition.

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The amount of time & effort that has gone in to each of his sculptures on show is crazy.  The sheer amount of sculptures too. We easily spent an afternoon going back & forth between the different sections of the exhibition. Trying to capture photos, whilst avoiding the masses of other visitors. Each sculpture has some kind of written note – either an electronic tablet with information on the sculpture or a quote from Sawaya. You can see the number of Lego pieces used within each piece. We are talking literally millions.

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We nabbed a couple of photos of our favourite pieces. We didn’t capture everything, you will have to visit the Art of Brick exhibition if you want to see them all. We would highly recommend it though.

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[frame align=”center”]Lego Sculpture[/frame]

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[frame align=”center”]lego thinking man[/frame]

[frame align=”center”]lego cello[/frame]

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[frame align=”center”]keep calm and build on[/frame]

[frame align=”center”]lego chess[/frame]

[frame align=”center”]lego t-rex[/frame]

[frame align=”center”]lego phone booth[/frame]

[frame align=”center”]lego traffic lights[/frame]

[frame align=”center”]lego roman sculpture[/frame]

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[frame align=”center”]lego beatles band[/frame]

[frame align=”center”]lego face off[/frame]

[frame align=”center”]lego peace[/frame]

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Go check out Art of Brick before April 12th. Tickets can be bought here:

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