DC’s most iconic Super Heroes and of course Super-Villains arrive in the UK with “The Art Of The Brick: DC Super Heroes”.
What can you do with 2 million LEGO bricks? How about create the Justice League, their nemeses, their imaginary world (imaginary? how dare you) and a life-size Batmobile built from half a million standard pieces.
Contemporary artist Nathan Sawaya returns to London with the World’s Largest LEGO® Exhibition Inspired by Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman and the gang, following a successful run in Madrid, THE ART OF THE BRICK: DC SUPER HEROES makes its London debut today, 1st March 2017, at a specially built artspace on London’s South Bank.
To kids and adults who love LEGO, Sawaya is a bit of a super hero. For the last decade, the former lawyer- turned- artist has elevated the simple toy to highly sought-after artwork, and has inspired countless kids to think outside of the box. Sawaya has turned to the stories of super heroes for his own inspiration in this exhibition — THE ART OF THE BRICK: DC SUPER HEROES – that features bit-by-bit sculptures that emulate DC’s legendary characters, vehicles, surroundings and themes that are present in the 80-something years of DC mythology.
“As a kid I spent Saturday mornings sitting on the floor playing with LEGO and watching the DC Super Friends cartoons. I would imagine the people in my LEGO city would have super powers and could defeat any evil nemesis – which usually meant my sister’s dolls. So this new collection of artwork is a dream come true for me. It is an honour to re-imagine these seminal characters and stories in a new way, through my medium of choice,” Sawaya said.
Naturally Warner Brothers is behind all of this: “We are incredibly excited to continue our partnership with Nathan on this unique and fascinating global touring exhibition, that combines DC icons with LEGO, in an immersive entertainment experience,” said Peter van Roden, Senior Vice President, Global Themed Entertainment, Warner Bros. Consumer Products. “Whether you’re a comic fan, a LEGO fan, or an art fan, there is something for everyone in this signature exhibition.”
Not sure how long this exhibition will run, so make plans to head to South Bank soon.
Open daily: Sun – Wed: 10:00 – 18:00, Thur: 10:00 – 20:00, Fri/Sat: 10:00 – 19:00
Tickets can be bought from www.aotbdc.co.uk |0333 247 0620