WhereLa Fabbrica del Vapore
CategoryDesign, Modern & Contemporary Art
Good To KnowGreat for Kids
October 19, 2016
January 29, 2017
The The Art of the Brick exhibition at La Fabbrica del Vapore in Milan by contemporary artist, Nathan Sawaya, puts on display the world’s most famous coloured bricks. LEGO® bricks have been delighting and fascinating children and adults alike for decades and this exhibition is no exception.
The exhibition features more than 100 sculptures made entirely from LEGO with over 1 million of the brightly-coloured bricks used in total. Sawaya’s creativity unfolds over an area of 1,600 square meters, with visitors treated to a variety of sculptures including that of a dinosaur, a globe, a huge pencil, a musical note, and a reproduction of Rodin’s “The Thinker” – all made from LEGO.
“The Art of the Brick” was defined by CNN as one of the world’s 10 must-see exhibitions and has already attracted millions of visitors worldwide. Visitors can unleash their imagination and creativity at the end of the exhibition via a selection of LEGO bricks and DC Comics™ video games.
Born in Colville, Washington State, Nathan Sawaya grew up in Veneta, Oregon. A happy, creative child, Nathan loved to draw, write stories, do magic tricks, and of course… remake the world with LEGO® bricks. Sawaya went on to pursue a career as a New York lawyer but decided to give up everything and return to his first loves: play, imagination and creativity!
Today Nathan Sawaya has more than 4 million coloured bricks in his studios in New York and Los Angeles and exhibits his creations worldwide.