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The Art Of The Brick: DC Comics Opens in Sydney, Australia

During San Diego Comic Con, Nathan Sawaya announced his latest LEGO exhibition, The Art Of The Brick: DC Comics, which opened at the Powerhouse Museum in Sydney, Australia. Kotaku has a few of the 120 models that will be on display during the exhibition including the life-size 18-foot Batmobile. The Art of the Brick: DC Comics is a global tour with exhibitions at major cities around the world.

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The Art of the Brick: A Life in LEGO Book Review

Every piece of art comes with a story and renowned LEGO artist Nathan Sawaya has told his story behind his many creations in his latest book, The Art of the Brick: A Life in LEGO by No Starch Press.

The book consists of 248 fully-colored pages and retails for $29.95.

The Art of the Brick: A Life in LEGO The Art of the Brick: A Life in LEGO

The dust jacket shows an image of one of Nathan Sawaya’s most recognizable creations, “Yellow.” The inside of the jacket gives a short overview of what A Life in LEGO is about.

Nathan Sawaya is renowned for his incredible, sometimes surreal, sculptures and portraits—all made from LEGO bricks.

The Art of the Brick is a stunning, full-color showcase of the work that has made Sawaya the world’s most famous LEGO artist. Featuring hundreds of photos of his impressive art and behind-the-scenes details about how these creations came to be, The Art of the Brick is an inside look at how Sawaya transformed a toy into an art form.

Follow one man’s unique obsession and see the amazing places it has taken him.

The Art of the Brick: A Life in LEGO

The book is separated into a number of small chapters, more than 40 in total. These chapters focus on each of Nathan’s builds and he tells you what inspired the particular projects. For example, Nathan originally thought that Yellow represented death but after looking back, it is actually about opening yourself up to the world without being afraid of what it may bring.

The Art of the Brick: A Life in LEGO

Another story that I enjoyed in A Life in LEGO is the one about Dinosaur which was displayed at the Lancaster … Continue

Nathan Sawaya’s The Art of the Brick Exhibition Coming to London

We all know about Nathan Sawaya and his LEGO exhibitions that have taken place around the world. I have been notified that The Art of the Brick is coming to London. Nathan Sawaya’s popular exhibition which features over 80 art sculptures using more than a million LEGO bricks is now coming to The Old Truman Brewery from September 26 to January 4.

Nathan’s other exhibitions in New York, Los Angeles, Melbourne, Shanghai and Singapore have already attracted millions of visitors and now London gets a chance to experience it as well.

Visitors can see Nathan’s interpretations of some of the world’s most famous artworks including Leonardo Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa, the Venus de Milo and Johannes Vermeer’s Girl with a Pearl Earring.

Tickets are now available at http://artofthebrick.co.uk/.

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Art of Craft Featuring Brick Artist Nathan Sawaya

Nathan Sawaya, known for his LEGO sculpture art, has partnered up with Art of Craft to bring you some products featuring Nathan’s work with some of the proceeds going to Art Revolution, a cause to help kids get art supplies and art education back into schools.

There are nine limited edition t-shirts that are available to purchase as well as his book, The Art of Nathan Sawaya. What’s also cool is that Nathan has created 12 exclusive limited edition Hugman sculptures for the cause. These sculptures will be personally signed by Nathan and shipped in 1-3 weeks.

10% of each t-shirt sold and 50% of each Hugman sold will go to Nathan’s personal charity, Art Revolution. If you want to own some of Nathan’s work and help a great cause, check out everything Art of Craft has to offer.

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Remembering September 11 With LEGO

Today is September 11 and people around the world are doing various things to remember the lives lost during the tragic event in 2001. Our good friend Mariann Asanuma (Model Building Secrets) created the above LEGO mosaic of the iconic Raising the Flag at Ground Zero picture by photographer Thomas E. Franklin to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the event but it is still fitting for every year since it remind us that our resolve grows stronger every year.

Nathan Sawaya has also created a piece to remember the event and has created a version of Yellow featuring the famous Statue of Liberty showing her heart.

I wanted to do a special piece for the city. The Statue of Liberty is a welcoming symbol of this city and ultimately she is all about heart.

Never Forget

Flickr user TAMUMick has recreated a firefighter helmet with a prominent 343 in the front to represent the 343 FDNY firefighters who perished during the September 11 while protecting the citizens of New York.

If you have something created with LEGO bricks to commemorate September 11, feel free to contact us and we’ll feature your works of art as well. Never forget 9/11.

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