In the hands of children or anyone, LEGOs can be used to create things from your wildest imagination. But in the hands of an artist, these colorful little bricks can re-create masterpieces.
Artist Nathan Sawaya will debut his art exhibit “The Art of the Brick” on Feb. 28 at the California Science Center. The collection will feature more than one million LEGO bricks transformed into more than 100 sculptures.
Viewers will get to see original sculptures as well as Michelangelo’s “David,” Van Gogh’s “Starry Night” and Da Vinci’s “Mona Lisa.” Other highlights include a 20-foot tyrannosaurus rex skeleton, a 7-foot tall Easter Island Moai statue and a multimedia collage of LEGO brick-infused photography produced in tandem with photographer Dean West.
There will be a hands-on section to the exhibit called “The Science of the Brick,” featuring nine LEGO brick building challenges and other activities in which attendees can participate.
The California Science Center is located at 700 Exposition Park Drive.
For information, visit californiasciencecenter.org.
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