Nathan Sawaya: the Art of the Brick, LEGO Sculpture


Nathan Sawaya was a lawyer who loved to play with LEGOs. Then he quit lawyer-ing and started playing with LEGOs full-time. He has since become one of the most well-known creators of LEGO sculptures and his current exhibition, the Art of the Brick, is currently at the Songshan Cultural Park in the same space that housed the Dinosaur Dream Park exhibit some months back.

Due to it's popularity, I decided to pre-purchase my tickets at 7-11 and go as early as possible. I arrived prior to the doors opening and still had to wait in line for a good 20 minutes.

On a cloudless summer day.

With no shade.

Just a quick note to the proprietors of the Songshan Cultural park: you need more shaded areas, more than one or two benches, more than one or two trash cans, and a 7-11. That is all.

Here's some video of the Art of the Brick show that I took and cut together.

 

 

And here are some pictures of Nathan Sawaya's LEGO sculptures.

 

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Nathan

 

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Metropolis.

 

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This

 

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After the show I asked my son if he thought he could make sculptures like those with his LEGOs. He laughed and said 'No'.

I replied But what if I gave you 100,000 bricks?

He pondered the idea for a bit, then very seriously said 'Yes!'.

And that's why I loved this show. It inspired my children to create.

 


About Brian Webb

Brian Q. Webb is a photography enthusiast from Los Angeles, California who spends most of his time in Taipei, Taiwan. He is especially interested in street photography as well as large format portraiture and pinhole photography. He also likes to shoot lifestyle portraiture and occasionally acts as an agent for foreign newspapers wanting event coverage in Taipei. He was also on the staff of deviantArt and is co-founder of PhotoMalaysia, the largest photography community in that country.