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Museum LEGO Exhibit

January 20th, 2008

Today I experienced some of the most impressive LEGO brick creations I’ve ever seen.  My kids, Dad, and I made a visit to the Fox Cities Children’s Museum in Appleton, Wisconsin. In addition to a wonderful set of permanent attractions which my kids throughly enjoyed, was a special exhibit by Nathan Sawaya called The Art of the Brick.

I had been on Nathan’s Website, so I was already familiar with his work.  However, the website images don’t begin to do justice to his amazing creations.  Seeing this collection of sculptures and mosaics in person is somthing any true LEGO fan should not pass up given the opportunity.  This exhibit is traveling to many locations throughout the country spending 2-3 months at each location.  It is only in Appleton for 2 more weeks, so if you live in Wisconsin, your window of opportunity is closing quickly.

Below is a picture I took of my favorite piece, titled Reflection.

Reflection

I was very impressed with how Nathan captured the ever changing contour of the human forms.  His exhibit featured many human bodies and large hands.  Below are three human form sculptures titled simply Yellow, Red, and Blue. READ FULL ARTICLE »

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