9 Reasons to Visit The World’s Largest Display of LEGO® Artwork

 

9 Reasons to Visit The World’s Largest Display of LEGO® Artwork

The first time that I saw the LEGO artwork sculpture “Yellow” by Nathan Sawaya was at Art Prize a few years ago in Grand Rapids, Michigan and I’ve been a fan ever since.

Yellow by Nathan Sawaya The Art of the Brick

So what makes the Art of the Brick Exhibit unique?

1.This is the World’s Largest Display of LEGO art. There are over 100 sculptures used exclusively with LEGO bricks.

The Art of the Brick

2.There are reproductions of famous masterpieces.

Mona Lisa by Nathan Sawaya The Art of the Brick

The Art of the Brick Exhibit

We spotted several replicas of prints that we have in our home by Van Gogh.

Van Gogh replica by Nathan Sawaya The Art of the Brick Exhibit

Starry Night replica by Nathan Sawaya The Art of the Brick

The Art of the Brick Exhibit

3. You will gain more respect for the artist Nathan Sawaya as you explore the exhibit. You will see a short film at the beginning that shares how Nathan left his career as a lawyer to pursue what made him happy which was art. I’m so glad that he did because his LEGO art is a gift.

LEGO sculpture by Nathan Sawaya The Art of the Brick

4. Each room of the exhibit has a WOW factor! It’s hard to pick a favorite when you see how diverse Nathan’s skills are. It’s incredible to think of the foresight and planning that went into creating each sculpture.

LEGO sculpture by Nathan Sawaya The Art of the Brick

LEGO sculptures by Nathan SawayaThe Art of the Brick

LEGO sculpture by Nathan Sawaya The Art of the Brick

There are between 15,000 -25,000 LEGO bricks used in the human form sculptures that take 2-4 weeks to create.

LEGO sculpture by Nathan Sawaya The Art of the Brick

LEGO sculpture by Nathan Sawaya The Art of the Brick

LEGO sculpture by Nathan Sawaya The Art of the Brick

LEGO sculptures by Nathan Sawaya The Art of the Brick

Skulls by Nathan Sawaya The Art of the Brick

5. There is a 20 ft long T-Rex Dinosaur made of LEGO bricks!

T - Rex by Nathan Sawaya The Art of the Brick Exhibit

6. The collaboration pieces with photographer Dean West are a creative blend of LEGO art, photography, and sculptures by Nathan Sawaya.

The Art of the Brick Exhibit

7. Kids and adults can create their own LEGO art at the end of the exhibit and go through a creative LEGO scan as they exit.

The Art of the Brick Exhibit

The Art of the Brick Exhibit

8. The Art of Brick Exhibit will inspire you and stretch your imagination for what is possible when you create.

The Art of the Brick Exhibit The Art of the Brick Exhibit

9. This is exhibit is FUN!

LEGO sculpture by Nathan Sawaya The Art of the Brick Exhibit

Flying pig by Nathan Sawaya The Art of the Brick Exhibit

Admission to The Art of Brick Exhibit

Adult: $19.50
Child: $12.50
Senior: $17.50
Member Adult: $12.50
Member Child: $8.50 –

The Art of the Brick Exhibit

Hours of Operation

The Art of the Brick will be on display from Oct. 23, 2015 through May 1, 2016. Times listed are first entry time to last entry time. Exhibit is timed entry.

Oct. 23 – Nov. 5, 2015
10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday
11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday

Nov. 6, 2015 – Jan. 3, 2016*
10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday–Friday
10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday
11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday

Jan. 4 – May 1, 2016
10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday
11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday

*Closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day; last entry at 3 p.m. on Christmas Eve

The Art of the Brick Exhibit

You can find out more about The Art of the Brick Exhibit from the Cincinnati Museum Center website.

 

 

The Cincinnati Museum Center is located at 1301 Western Ave, Cincinnati, OH

 

Disclosure: I received admission for review purposes. All opinions are my own. 

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