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The Art of The Brick Lego Exhibition

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The Art of The Brick is the name of the 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 North America, it is now Australia'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.



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.

Melburnians will have the chance to come face to face with all these mind bending and intricate works of art, and much more, at the upcoming The Art of the Brick exhibition, which will open at Federation Square from June 2nd, 2011.

Highlights of the upcoming exhibition also include Sawaya's unique Lego portraits of a Stormtrooper, Alfred Hitchcock and even Lindsey Lohan. Popular pieces will most likely be the large scale sculptures, which include a T-Rex sculpture, a sculpture entitled Heartfelt and an 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 Ticketek outlets and on the Ticketek website. The exhibition will be open for a strictly limited engagement - from June 2nd until September 29th, 2011.

Ticket prices range from $15 for an adult, $10 for a child, $12.50 for a concession ticket and $45.00 for a family of 2 adults and 2 children. The exhibition will be open daily, from 10am to 5pm.

Sawaya is making the trip downunder, but no special events have been announced yet, other than the Play and Learn events, designed for children and students.

Also don't forget to visit Australia's largest Lego Store, which will be located on the ground floor of the exhibition, as you and your children will certainly be inspired to create your own Lego masterpiece, after viewing The Art of the Brick.

For more details on 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? Be captivated by the creative and imaginative world of 'brick artist' Sawaya.
When: From June 2nd until September 29th, 2011
Where: Federation Square, Swanston Street, Melbourne VIC 3000
Cost: $15 for an adult, $10 for a child, $12.50 for a concession ticket and $45.00 for a family of 2 adults and 2 children
Comments
Pretty amazing. Love leggo. Its part of every childs upbringing and creativity. Wonderful work.
By Jody Kimber - senior reviewer
Monday, 30th of May @ 03:08 am
Isn't it amazing what people can create from Lego. I didn't like Barbies or dolls at all when I was a kid, but loved to spread my brother's lego across the floor and create little masterpieces. I never imagined adults could make a living from it! This looks like one to put in the diary. Very clever indeed.
By Lisa Williams - senior reviewer
Monday, 30th of May @ 04:58 am
Dont waste your time going to this-not worth the money! You pretty much finish viewing the whole exhibition in 15mins. Looks like it was put together very quickly and thoughtlessly. Hardly any information is provided on Nathan and his work. How interesting would it have been to have comments next to his work on how much lego was used on a sculpture and how long it took him. Might as well view the exhibition on youtube-its the same expierence!
By riett - reader
Thursday, 16th of June @ 10:49 am
I thought it was pretty good -- especially for kids.
By Jon Jones - general editor
Thursday, 16th of June @ 10:34 pm
Oh my, I would love to be able to have a look at this. I've always loved LEGO. Although as a kid we also had Fabuland (basically LEGO with animals) and I used to have such a great time building all of the different worlds. If only I had this skills.

My nieces would have loved to see this too. They still rave about their one time at Lego Land, and marvel at any LEGO sculpture we see. Great to ignite childhood imagination in adults again.
By Natasha Stewart - senior reviewer
Monday, 20th of June @ 02:23 pm
This was a pretty expensive exhibition for what it was. Interesting but not really worth it to be honest. We finished the whole thing in 15 minutes and had to walk around again to pretend we got our money's worth.
By alico - reader
Wednesday, 29th of June @ 02:26 am
Mt brother loves lego
By Anonymous
Thursday, 22nd of September @ 11:40 pm
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