Is your Son or Daughter a huge Lego fan and do they love Batman or Superman? Are you an art lover and do you enjoy DC comics? Did you answer yes to any or all of these questions? If so Nathan Sawaya’s The Art of Brick® DC Super Heroes is definitely for you and your family!
Who is Nathan Sawaya?
Nathan Sawaya is an award wining artist who creates stunning large scale sculptures using Lego® bricks. He is the first contemporary artist to use Lego® as an art medium and his acclaimed touring exhibition, The Art Of The Brick®, continues to break attendance records globally.
What is ‘The Art of the Brick: DC Super Heroes all about?
The exhibition features sculptures of the most popular characters from DC comics such as Superman, Batman and Wonder-Woman. In fact, one area of the exhibition focuses on the most important theme in all comics, ‘Good’ versus ‘Evil’. There is even a fantastic sculpture of half of Batman’s face and half of Jokers’ face which is titled, ‘Necessary Evil’.
As a result of visiting the last The Art Of The Brick®, Ky really wanted to visit the new exhibition and to be honest so did I. So our tickets were booked for Saturday 15th April 2017.
We arrived around 1:30pm but unlike the original exhibition it only took us about 25 minutes to see everything. You can watch some of our visit here.
Yes or no?
Unfortunately and I must be honest, Ky and I went with high expectations and were a little disappointed with the amount of sculptures on display as it is much smaller than the original. However this worked to our advantage as because it wasn’t as busy this meant we could see each sculpture properly without feeling rushed!
Finally one more thing to note is that there is a shop and cafe at the end of the exhibition and you have to go through both to leave. Hence, be prepared in terms of money as I found that most of the the items available were very expensive and not very unique at all. Most of the items you can get at a Lego Store or even online. Therefore should you really have to buy something and knowing children they will want something, consequently I would suggest you set a budget and stick to it otherwise your purse or wallet will suffer!
In conclusion, if your a big DC comic fan and you absolutely love Lego® and art you should not miss this exhibition. All the sculptures will leave you in awe! Awe of how much time, energy and creativity goes into building these wonderful pieces of art!
This exhibition is definitely a good day out for the whole family!
The Art of the Brick®: DC Super Heroes exhibition is open until the 3rd September 2017. It is at Londons South Bank and is open 7 days a week. Tickets are priced at £16.50 for adults and £11.00 for children aged 3-16. Concessionary and group tickets are also available plus children aged 3 and under are free.
For more information and to book tickets visit: http://www.aotbdc.co.uk/information/