“The Art of the Brick” is a brand new art exhibit where famous paintings are recreated as Lego sculptures.
Open as of this weekend at the New York Hall of Science (NYSCI) in Queens, the new exhibit invites people to see their favorite pieces of art history in a unique 3-dimensional form. “The Art of the Brick” features over 100 sculptures each made solely with Lego bricks—making it the world’s largest display of Lego art. The collection was created by artist Nathan Sawaya and includes masterpieces like the Mona Lisa, Starry Night, Scream, and the David, among many others.
In addition to re-imagining these famous works, Sawaya built a 20-foot-tall T-rex which alone was made up of over 80,000 Lego bricks! A Venus de Milo recreation is made up of 18,000 bricks, and the Mona Lisa using 4,000. In total, the exhibit uses over 1-million Lego bricks.
According to “The Art of the Brick” announcement, the famous sculpture Yellow will also be on display. For those unfamiliar with the work by its title, you’ve certainly seen it across various pop-culture references like Lady Gaga’s music video G.U.Y., fashion labels, and album covers. The piece is “a life-size sculpture of a man ripping his chest open with thousands of yellow LEGO bricks cascading from the cavity.”
On display until January 26, 2020, “The Art of the Brick” exhibit will also offer a hands-on interactive section where you can design and build your own Lego sculptures.
“The Art of the Brick” is open from Monday through Friday, 9:30 a.m. until 5 p.m.; and on Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Get all the admissions details on the NYSCI website, here.
Where: New York Hall of Science – 47-01 111th Street, Corona
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