The Art of the Brick

The Scream, Edvard Munch

The Scream, Edvard Munch

With four Lego aficionados in the Wood household it was a given that we would hotfoot it to The Art of the Brick currently showing at the Old Truman Brewery in London.

The exhibition by New-York-based artist Nathan Sawaya (who gave up his day job as a lawyer to become a Lego Master Builder in 2004) includes over 80 eye-catching Lego creations from original sculptures to replicas of major artworks.

It’s perfectly pitched at kids and adults (of the Lego-loving variety) in an easy, un-precious ambience where you can dart between the vivid conceptual pieces, iconic art, fearsome T-Rex, plus a mock up of the Beatles and 1D.

We were awestruck at the endless possibilities of the little plastic bricks – and handily, we were given a chance to let our imaginations run riot in the Lego-filled play area at the end of the exhibition.
The Art of the Brick is at the Old Truman Brewery, London E1, until 4 January 2015.


The Great Wave, Hokusai


Arlo Wood with Nathan Sawaya Lego face sculpture



Mona Lisa, Leonardo da Vinci


The Starry Night, Vincent van Gogh


San Giorgio Maggiore at Dusk, Claude Monet


Lego sculpture, Nathan Sawaya


Lego sculpture, Nathan Sawaya


T-Rex Lego sculpture, Nathan Sawaya


The Swimmer Lego sculpture, Nathan Sawaya