Good news for children (and parents): International LEGO exhibition "The Art of the Brick" will arrive in Israel
in late June for two months, after presenting in North America, Asia and Australia.
The exhibition includes some 40 sculptures created by New York-based artist Nathan Sawaya from the famous plastic blocks, and was selected by CNN as one of 10 must-see exhibitions.
Sawaya began his affair with LEGO bricks at an early age, but unlike many other children he never stopped building, creating and developing his imagination through LEGO. The result was soon to come in the form of an international, impressive exhibition, which has become an inseparable part of art in the era of pop culture.
One of 'Art of the Brick' exhibits
“I use LEGO bricks as my medium because I enjoy seeing people's reactions to artwork created from something with which they are familiar," Sawaya says. "Everyone can relate to it since it is a toy that many children have at home and one that adults have a sentimental attachment to."
The exhibition includes inspiring displays, two- and three-dimensional sculptures, some comprised of 15,000-25,000 LEGO bricks, which were all inspired by the artist's different experiences over the years.
The exhibition in Israel will also feature LEGO portraits of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu
and President Shimon Peres,
which will be built by Israel's community of young engineers.
This unique, first-of-its-kind exhibition was created by the community of young engineers in a bid to provide visitors with a peek into the local robotic, engineering and artistic world of LEGO.
The exhibition will combine, exclusively in Israel, interactive LEGO activity area for the entire family, including free construction tables with thousands of LEGO bricks.
The exhibition will also feature a huge LEGO Chima area, including competitions, training, a fighting ring and many other activities for young and grownup visitors.
"The Art of the Brick" will be displayed from June 27 to August 27 at the Maxidome at Tel Aviv's Exhibition Grounds.
Full price: NIS 99 (about $27)
Soldiers, students and pensioners: NIS 75 ($21)
Family ticket: NIS 280 ($77)