The Art of the Brick

The Art of the Brick

Yesterday, Kris and I were lucky enough to be invited by The Left Coast Mahjong, Art Show and Lego Cabal (friends of ours through Loscon) to go to “The Art of The Brick” exhibit at the California Science Center

“The Art of the Brick” is a traveling Lego exhibition by Lego artist Nathan Sawaya.

But first, to get there we needed the right road trip music:

Being an AFOL, I took over 200 pictures.  But since I don’t want to blow up WordPress, I’ll just offer a few highlights.  The first room held Lego recreations of classical art, from Whistler’s Mother to the Scream.

Next, we had ancient art:  Greek, Roman and even a seven-foot tall Easter Island statue.

The Easter Island Head was made of 75,450 bricks.  At an average of 10 cents a brick (that’s how you can tell approximately how much a set will cost) the cost of this statue would be around $7,545.00.  I don’t think we’ll be seeing that as an Ultimate Collector’s Series set anytime soon.

The next rooms had various pieces of modern art.

Between the rooms was a 20-foot long T-Rex skeleton.

I couldn’t help but think how cool would it be if someone built a life-size ALIEN Queen model.  Someone needs to build a Sci-Fi Lego Exhibit.

At the end of the main room is the show piece for the exhibit.  That’s me in the picture to show the scale.

The exhibit then continues on the open third floor of the Science Center with various models of wild animals.

I couldn’t tell if the humpback whale was George or Gracey.

And I shared some of my pictures with a new friend I made.

It was an AWESOME day!  Lego is so much more than a toy. It is an art medium.  If you ever have the chance, visit one of the Legolands   The Minilands alone are worth the trip.


Dennis Amador Cherry

76th blog completed.

First Steampunk novel:  72,204 words.  Completed.  Now final check for spelling and grammatical errors.

First Steampunk screenplay:  Need to update with notes from the novelization.

Second Steampunk screenplay:  114 pages

Second Steampunk novel: 0 words.

Third Steampunk screenplay:  38 pages

And no trip to the California Science Center would be complete without a visit to the Endeavour.

Seeing it still makes me choke up.

From this angle, doesn’t it look like it could be Space Ghost’s ship?

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