American artist Nathan Sawaya’s Lego sculptures will be on display in Moscow for the first time ever at the exhibition “The Art of the Brick,” which opens on Feb. 23, at the Expocentre Pavilion near Krasnaya Presnya Park.
The Moscow exhibition will feature about hundred pieces made using more than five million Lego bricks. The exhibits include cartoon and film characters, copies of famous works of art and celebrity portraits. A playground will also be there for children to play on.
Sawaya lives in New York and his Lego-brick exhibitions have been seen in more than 30 cities, including London, Amsterdam and Paris. The artist began to build 3D Lego figures to relieve stress while working as a lawyer in Manhattan. “I made sculptures out of children’s toys,” Sawaya said. “I even made a self-portrait out of Lego bricks. Lego is a whole world, a unique and complex one.”
Entrance tickets will cost between 300 and 700 roubles ($5 and $11.75) while children younger than three can enter free of charge.