It is no secret that I have a love for all things Lego and so when I started seeing posters for The Art of the Brick Lego exhibit happening in Rosebank my interest was immediately sparked. Oh yes, and I figured that the children would probably love it to.
After purchasing the necessary tickets we jumped on board the Gautrain and headed to Rosebank to check out ‘the world’s most popular Lego art exhibit’. New York based Nathan Sawaya, is the first artist ever to take Lego from a humble toy brick into the art world and he has exhibited his creations all over the world. He started building his Lego creations after long days at work as a creative outlet. Fast forward to millions of bricks later and he is now a full-time independent artist taking commissions and accepting speaking requests, this is one talented man.
I won’t even pretend that it was only the children who were fascinated and it really is incredible to see for yourself what you can make with these tiny bricks.
My little one is not so sure about this blue guy sitting next to her.
While I must admit that the little ones did get a little bored towards the end and didn’t really understand why mom and dad wanted to spend 15 minutes at each piece, their attention was once again grabbed at the show’s finale, a MASSIVE Lego tyrannosaurus rex!
What I really liked though (in addition to the amazing Lego sculptures) was that they had thought to include a Lego play area at the end for the little ones. I think we were all feeling a little inspired by the time we got there and it was nice to be able to sit down and spend some time just putting blocks together.
The exhibit also has a coffee stand and gift shop at the end just for mom and dad.
If you are able to I would recommend you visit the exhibit. You can find more information as well as purchase tickets on their website. It runs from 3 April to 2 August 2015.