Photo courtesy The Art of the Brick

The Art of the Brick at the New York Hall of Science (NYSCI) which opens tomorrow, September 28th, will have the world’s largest display of LEGO® art, by award winning artist Nathan Sawaya. There will be over 100 works of art, including re-imagined recreations of iconic works of art, like Michelangelo’s David, Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa, Van Gogh’s Starry Night, Vermeer’s Girl with the Pearl Earring, Edvard Munch’s Scream, Gustav Klimt’s Kiss, Hokusai’s Wave, and Whistler’s Mother. Two other major highlights are a 20-foot Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton made of over 80,000 LEGO bricks and Yellow, a pop-culture phenomenon featuring a man tearing out his chest with yellow LEGO bricks spilling out.

Photo courtesy The Art of the Brick

According to NYSCI, “Through his devotion to spatial perfection, Sawaya transforms LEGO bricks into thought-provoking sculptures, elevating the toy to the realm of contemporary art.” New Yorkers may have previously seen his work up close on the 100th anniversary of the New York Public Library lions, Patience and Fortitude. “The Art of the Brick takes LEGO somewhere you wouldn’t expect and shows you things you have never seen before,” said Sawaya. “The goal with this collection of art is to demonstrate the potential of imagination and the power of creativity.”

Photo courtesy The Art of the Brick

In addition to the works by Sawaya, visitors will be able to see a collection of LEGO brick infused photography by Dean West, numerous interactivity stations where visitors can create famous building, bridges and structures, drag race a LEGO race car, built mystery objects, and more.

Photo courtesy The Art of the Brick

Photo courtesy The Art of the Brick

Photo courtesy The Art of the Brick

Photo courtesy The Art of the Brick

NYSCI is located in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, Queens. The Art of the Brick is open through January 26. Pay a visit in conjunction with our next tour of the Remnants of the World’s Fairs:

Tour the Remnants of the World’s Fairs at Flushing Meadows-Corona Park

 Lego, New York Hall of Science

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