LEGO Art Expo Coming To SA

Art of the Brick

Rated as one of the “10 must-visit expos” from CNN, Lego’s Art of the Brick expo is heading to SA shores.

You’re never ever too old to enjoy the literal building blocks of our childhood. We’re talking about Lego; and the world’s most popular art expo featuring the iconic construction toys is hitting South Africa.

The world-renowned expo will be at the new Watershed Exhibition Centre at the V&A Waterfront in December, and will then head north to take place in Rosebank, Johannesburg, in May 2015.

The expo itself showcases incredible sculptors and creations entirely made of Lego, including original works from US artist, Nathan Sawaya, and other iconic sculptures, such as the T-Rex skeleton constructed from over 80,000 Lego bricks and recreations of Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa, Van Gogh’s Starry Night and the Venus de Milo.

LEGO built T-Rex

“This country is one of the most amazing places I have been to on my travels and I am thrilled to  be coming back and bringing The Art of the Brick to South Africa”, said Nathan Sawaya. “Art and Lego transcend culture and language and speak to adult and kids’ curiosity and creative aspirations. I hope that visitors will draw inspiration and experiment with a variety of art forms.”

Tickets to the exhibition are available from Computicket at R140 for adults and R95 for kids.  Entry for children under two is free.

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