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Art of the Brick Lego Exhibition @ Adelaide Showground

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The Art of The Brick is a popular exhibition by New York artist Nathan Sawaya, a former lawyer, who is now an internationally celebrated professional Lego Master Model Builder.

After a successful run of The Art of the Brick exhibition in Melbourne and Sydney, it is now Adelaide's turn to be captivated by the creative and imaginative world of 'brick artist' Sawaya.

Sawaya creates amazing 3D sculptures from the humble plastic Lego brick; some of his famous creations include the yellow, green, red and blue man sculptures.

[ADVERT]Sawaya's latest creations include a curious sculpture entitled the Red-Headed Man, aka Conan O'Brien, an inspired Lego Bedroom, a spectacular piece entitled Pop-Up Book and a Mount Rushmore replica.

You will have the chance to come face to face with Sawaya's mind bending and intricate works of art at the upcoming The Art of the Brick exhibition, which will open at Adelaide Showground, Goyder Pavilion from Monday, 9th April 2012.

Highlights of the upcoming exhibition include the large scale T-Rex sculpture, a sculpture entitled Heartfelt and the interactive Pencil Fun sculpture.

The kids and big kids alike, are sure to be delighted with the grand displays of vivid colour and creativity.

This is bound to be a popular event, so it is worth pre-purchasing your ticket now, through Ticketmaster outlets and on the Ticketmaster website. The exhibition will be open for a strictly limited engagement - from Monday 9th April until Monday 11th June 2012.

Ticket prices range from $15.00 for an adult, $10.00 for a child, $12.50 for a concession ticket and $45.00 for a family of 2 adults and 2 children.


In addition to the exhibition, there are also family friendly 45 minute workshops titled - Play & Build sessions. Admission to these workshops are at an additional cost of $10 per person. Bookings are required to attend this workshop, please see here for further details.

For more details on the exhibition, visit the official The Art of the Brick Australian website, the Facebook profile, where you can follow the progress of the exhibition and Twitter, for the very latest news and events.

For more on Nathan Sawaya, view his official website here.
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Why? A great family friendly exhibition
When: Open Wed to Sun 10am–5pm (Closed Mon & Tues)
Where: Goodwood Road, Wayville South Australia 5034
Cost: Adults - $15.00, Children - $10.00, Concession - $12.50, Family (4) - $45.00.
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My husband took our two boys there. He too thought it was very overpriced and pathetic for kids. What a waste of over 30 dollars! They were in there for only 10 minutes. Don't waste your money on this one!!!!
by winst (score: 1|12) 3034 days ago
I think the price of the Exhibition was absoultely pathetic!! as it took all of 15 minutes if that to walk through!!! Our Daughter was very disappointed as she choose the Exhibition over Horse riding with her friends :(((((((((((((((( as she enjoys playing with lego and thought it would be good to see. NEVER AGAIN!!!!!
I will not recommend the Lego Exhibition ever as it would Embarrassing to recommend to a family in these hard times.

NOT HAPPY!!!!!!!
by tracy (score: 0|3) 3039 days ago
Thanks appreciate the information as I was planning on taking my son and his 3 friends - you have saved me a very expensive dissapointment
by deb (score: 0|9) 3038 days ago
I concur with the previous posters that the exhibition was overpriced. I also felt the venue was completely inappropriate. Being put in a small corner of a huge pavillion made it feel less impressive than it was. What I found somewhat jarring is the fact that the organisers of the exhibition didn't know if it was trying to be high art or something to take the kids to. The 'Play & Build' workshops was quite fun, but - again - overpriced.

Whilst I appreciate Nathan Sawaya's art for what it is, I don't think the way this particular exhibition was set up and marketed did anyone any favours. I miss the purity and innocence of the old style Lego Exhibitions that Myer and John Martins used to host in the 1980s.

In closing, you'd be better off buying your kids $50 worth of Lego from a toy shop than you would taking them to this exhibition. Far better value for money.
by tone7 (score: 1|55) 2989 days ago
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