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.

LEGO built T-Rex

 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.”Kids LEGO build playing area

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.

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