When I think of ways to involve both children and their (grand) parents in history and ancient art, I am not likely to think of Lego bricks first. Of course Lego is still very popular after 80 years of history, but the combination with art did not seem very obvious to me. Until now.
Whether it is Nefertiti bust, Van Gogh’s “Starry Sky” or the Terminator: the artist Nathan Sawaya can build anything with Lego. In New York, his buildings from building blocks are now on display at the Discovery Times Square (226 West 44th Street). This will be his largest showing of artwork to date. In fact, it will be the largest solo display of LEGO® art ever assembled.
Nathan Sawaya dedicated his skills with Lego bricks not only to Egyptian and Roman art. The statue of David by Michelangelo can also be seen. In the middle is Emperor Augustus extending his index finger in the air, on the left is Venus and like the original it has no arms,
The exhibition opens on June 14th, 2013 and will be on display until January 5th, 2014. Tickets are available and can be purchased in advance here.