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Art of the Brick returns to London with DC Super Heroes

Art of the Brick - Superman by Nathan Sawaya

Photography by Dominic Loneragan

Looks like 2017 is shaping up to be the year of the Superhero and the Superhero film for the iconic little Danish coloured blocks. As we write this post the Lego Batman Movie sits at the top of the movie charts both in the UK and the US and comes highly recommended by us here at D.A.D.

But just imagine if you could come face to face with a real Lego Batman. not the Mini figure type, but an actual life sized version of the caped crusader? Or maybe Wonder Woman? The Flash, Green Latern? Or how about The Man of Steel made entirely of Lego? Well guess what, you can!

Through a series of immersive galleries, THE ART OF THE BRICK: DC SUPER HEROES showcases Nathan Sawaya (a Master Builder if you will) interpretations on characters, vehicles, environments and themes found throughout DC Super Heroes mythology including transformation and reinvention, strength and weakness, as well as good vs. evil.

Nathan Sawaya is an acclaimed artist who creates awe-inspiring artwork out of a toy. His art focuses on large-scale sculptures using only LEGO bricks. Sawaya was the first artist to ever take LEGO into the art world and his touring exhibition THE ART OF THE BRICK, has entertained and inspired millions of art lovers and enthusiasts around the world.

THE ART OF THE BRICK: DC SUPER HEROES exhibition includes more than 120 original pieces, created exclusively from LEGO bricks, including a life-size Batmobile (that’s right, a life size Batmobile made from LEGO!!) and built from half a million standard pieces. Sawaya has captured on a real scale some of the most iconic Super Heroes and Super-Villains from DC, exploring more than 80 years of history.

“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.”

Photography by Dominic Loneragan

Photography by Dominic Loneragan

Art of the Brick - Batman by Nathan Sawaya

Photography by Dominic Loneragan.

THE ART OF THE BRICK: DC SUPER HEROES Opens 1st March 2017 at the unusual venue of the Doon Street car park on London’s Southbank.

Adult: £16.50, Child (4 – 16): £11.00, Under 4’s: Free

Tickets can be bought from www.aotbdc.co.uk

BATMAN, SUPERMAN, JUSTICE LEAGUE and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and © DC Comics. (s16)

 

Posted by Adam Bowie
21 February 2017

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D.A.D is a blog for Dads;

Dads who have a passion for design.

Dads who champion independent, entreprenurial spirit.

Dads who are continually inspired by their kids.

Dads whose way of working has changed since the arrival of children.

Dads who can’t remember what they used to do with all their spare time.

Dads who are juggling deadlines with bedtimes.

Dads whose coffee consumption has gone through the roof.

And dads who need a bit of reassuring that they’re not alone.

 

Who’s the daddy?

Kyn Taylor

One boy. Leo (6). One girl. Emmi (4)
Designer

Cai Taylor

One girl. Carys (3). One boy. Hayden (2)
Designer

Adam Bowie

Two girls. Miller (4) and Neva (10 months)
Designer

Jamie Ellul

One boy. (6). One girl. (3)
Designer

Scott Lambert

Three girls. Avery and Blythe (5), Belle (7)
Designer. Illustrator. Worder.

Jon Cockley

Three kids. (6, 4 and 1)
Co-Founder of illustration agency Handsome Frank

Mark Ecob

One boy. Joseph (5). One girl. Ella (2)
Book Cover Designer

Anna Richardson Taylor


Matt Baxter


Ryan Dixon


Andrew Smallwood


Vinh Nguyen


Xander Veldhuijzen

Two boys. (10 and 7.5). One girl. (5)
Dutch Design and Web Geek

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