One of the world’s unmissable exhibitions comes to Brussels on 14 October. “LEGO: The Art of the Brick“, is a display of creativity and patience encompassing over 70 Lego bricks sculptures.
Nathan Sawaya is the mastermind behind this project. He used over 1 million bricks to create interpretations of world-famous paintings, like Michelangelo’s David, Van Gogh’s Starry Night and Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa, but also create original contemporary art pieces.
These works are very personal to me, since they reflect my growth as an artist as I strove to discover my creative identity.Nathan Sawaya
The exhibition has been travelling around the world, making it to the top 10 on CNN’s World must see exhibitions. “Beautiful, playful and fun, Sawaya’s work is the result of obsessively precise and painstakingly crafted work”, the display is described.
“The museum exhibition is accessible because it engages the child in all of us while simultaneously illuminating sophisticated and complex concepts. Everyone can relate to the medium since it is a toy that many children have at home. But my goal with this exhibition when it first debuted in 2007 was to elevate this simple plaything to a place it has never been before”, Sawaya says about his work.
To fully engage the child in every visitor, there is also a play and construction area accessible to everyone, regardless of their age. “All ages are welcome! From 0 to 100 years old… or older!”
The exhibition will be housed at Grand Place 5, with tickets for adults starting at €15. Opening times differ depending on the day of the week:
- Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. (last entry at 5 p.m.)
- Tuesdays and Wednesdays: Closed
- Saturdays: 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. (last entry at 6 p.m.)
- Sundays: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. (last entry at 5 p.m.)