We all have fond memories of LEGO® but who says they have to remain in our childhood? Cape Town welcomes The Art of The Brick, world-renowned LEGO® art exhibit which is taking place at the V&A Waterfront from 12 December 2014 until 28 February 2015. LEGO® fans, kids, adults, art-lovers and Cape Town’s creatives can look forward to up to seventy-six 3D art sculptures on display created from more than a million LEGO® bricks.
Artworks include Nathan Sawaya’s most famous work to date, Yellow, as well as other sculptures such as the six metre T-Rex skeleton constructed from over 80,000 LEGO® bricks. Capetonians and tourists attending The Art of Brick will see some of the world’s most famous artworks recreated with LEGO® such as Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa, Van Gogh’s Starry Night and the Venus de Milo.
The talented Sawaya explains his thoughts on South Africa “This country is one of the most amazing places I have been to on my travels and I am thrilled to be coming back and bringing The Art of the Brick to South Africa. ” He continued saying “Art and LEGO® transcend culture and language and speak to adult and kids’ curiosity and creative aspirations. I hope that visitors will draw inspiration and experiment with a variety of art forms.”
Sawaya’s says The Art of Brick engages the inner-child in all of us and that everyone is able to relate to LEGO® since it is a toy that many children have at home. He continued saying that his goal was to elevate this simple plaything to a place it has never been before.
The Art of Brick will also be hosting an exciting LEGO® build competition, powered by Google Chrome, for schools, university students and adults to enter their finest LEGO® designs for the duration of the exhibition. Ster-Kinekor Entertainment, official distributor of all LEGO Videogames in South Africa will be bringing a variety of exciting offerings into the fold to keep the youngsters entertained.
Proclaimed as one of the world’s 10 must-see exhibitions by CNN and worthy of a world-wide expo tour showcasing the astounding walk-through display in the United States, Australia, Asia and Europe. The World of Brick is a #CPTBucketList activity suitable for the whole family. Tickets to the exhibition are available from www.computicket.co.za at R140 for adults and R95 for kids.