Attention Lego fans! An exciting exhibit called The Art of the Brick opened up today at the Canada Science and Technology Museum in Ottawa. The exhibit features the artwork of Nathan Sawaya, an artist who uses Lego bricks to create his masterpieces.
I was amazed by all the incredible artworks at the exhibit, but don’t just take my word for it—meet Lego fan (and chickaDEE reader!) Drake, 7. He won a contest with the museum. Drake and his dad were the first members of the public to see The Art of the Brick!
Drake’s favourite sculpture is called “Ice-Breaker.” What’s special about this hockey-playing moose is that Nathan made it just for the Ottawa show. Score!
This piece is called “Park Bench,” featuring a Lego man sitting in a park. Drake asked him, “Hey, what are you looking at?”
And last but not least, here is the amazing Tyrannosaurus rex! The artist said this piece took him three months to build. Can you believe it? What’s the longest you’ve ever worked on a Lego sculpture?
At the end of the exhibition is an interactive area where visitors can create their own Lego creations after being inspired by Nathan’s art. Here’s Drake getting to work!
I think Lego and non-Lego fans alike will love this show. There’s tons of artworks to marvel at. It’s fun to guess how many bricks were used in each creation while you’re looking at each piece. You can read the plaque afterwards to see if you’re right!
Check out The Art of the Brick at the Canada Science and Technology Museum until September 3, 2018.
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