LEGO, a pile of bricks or work of art?

by admin on February 14, 2013

What do you see when you see a pile of LEGO pieces? I see chaos. A pile of messy, fiddly bricks. My heart races, I get sweaty palms and I feel sick. My immediate reaction is to scream and run, run away as fast as I possibly can. It’s horrible stuff that makes my head hurt when I look at it. I clearly have some sort of LEGO-phobia. I wonder of there is a proper name for it?

When I see a pile of LEGO bricks, I have no idea what to do with it.

When Nathan Sawaya sees a pile of LEGO bricks, he sees


The art of the brick, art science museum














or this

LEGo exhibition, nathan sawaya, art science museum









From a pile of tiny, chaotic pieces of LEGO, he has created huge works of art that are, quite simply, astonishing (and, if you hadn’t already guessed, I hate LEGO). He is currently exhibiting at the ArtScience Museum in Singapore.

The Art of the Brick exhibition at ArtScience Museum features 52 creations from Nathan Sawaya. It includes for the first time, T-Rex.

Whoever knew LEGO bricks could be so much fun. I’m not sure who enjoyed it the most, Mr C or Miss C who is five. They both got stuck into the LEGO stations at the end. Even for those of us with LEGO phobia, it’s well worth a visit.

When: until 14 April 2013

Where: ArtScience Museum by Marina Bay Sands, Singapore

What do you see when you see a pile of LEGO bricks?

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Expat Kiwis February 14, 2013 at 8:25 pm

A pile of LEGO bricks with no instructions . . . impossible. A pile of LEGO bricks with instructions . . . it’s gonna take me some time to build.

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