The Art of the Brick – Beyond Playtime

The Art of the BrickThis summer, I had the good fortune to be able to visit The Franklin Museum in Philadelphia to see The Art of the Brick by Nathan Sawaya. What an incredible artist to create all of his works out of Lego bricks. Like a painter choosing tube colors, he gets to choose brick colors, shapes, and sizes to create amazing sculptures. There was an interesting room where all of the works were his version of famous artworks.

But the best pieces were his original ideas and designs. Keep in mind that all of these are made with a child’s toy. I would love to play for a living and this looks like amazing fun. This exhibit in Philly is over, but if you ever have the chance to see it elsewhere, I hope you take advantage of the opportunity. I caught as much information about the artΒ as I could. Where possible, I’ve included here the name of the piece.

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    1. I don’t know how long it takes, but he does list how many Legos are in each piece and I know he glues them together. So I guess he has to get it right the first time! Glad you liked the pictures. The kids would love the show. Thanks for commenting! πŸ™‚

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