lego meets art

Growing up, I remember our house full of legos. There was a big plastic container of legos that my brothers would play with for hours, constructing different things and letting their imaginations go.  I remember stepping on random lego pieces on the floor and the yellow helmut head the lego figures had. I never imagined that legos could be constructed into huge lifelike sculptures like the ones I saw on Friday.

I had a chance to visit the Art Science Museum by the Marina Bay Sands hotel for the first time. They had two special exhibits, one was a mummies exhibit and the other was an exhibit by Nathan Sawaya called the Art of the Brick. I really enjoyed seeing how Nathan Sawaya used lego blocks for his art. I was really blown away by his creativity and talent.There was this one quote on the wall from him, where he realized that he had more fun sitting on a floor building sculptures than sitting in a boardroom negotiating contracts as a lawyer. I’m glad he chose to pursue what he was passionate about!Unfortunately, today is the last day of his exhibit here in Singapore. DSC_0361DSC_0363 DSC_0373 DSC_0376DSC_0381DSC_0385DSC_0387 DSC_0388 DSC_0390 DSC_0396 DSC_0402 DSC_0404 DSC_0406 DSC_0412 DSC_0415 DSC_0423 DSC_0428 DSC_0433

2 thoughts on “lego meets art

  1. elsie says:

    Isn’t it amazing what can be done with those little blocks! I had a chance to see some of his work once but no photos were allowed. I’m jealous you got to preserve this bit of art.

  2. melody says:

    DANG those sculptures are nuts. The yellow ripping chest open one really hit me. I can feel his pain… and he is made of LEGOS?!

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