This Manchester LEGO sculpture exhibition will feature over a million bricks

Art Of The Brick

There's a huge LEGO exhibition coming to Manchester that will feature almost 100 pieces of artwork and over 1 million bricks.

The Art of the Brick, a globally renowned touring exhibition, is coming to Manchester this winter will showcase some stunning sculptures, "masterfully positioned with artistic skill".

Heralded as a global “must-see exhibition”, the event returns to the UK at The Great Northern Warehouse after five years of touring the planet and will reside here until April 2020.

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The exhibition focuses exclusively on the use of LEGO bricks as an art form, featuring 3D sculptures and oversized portraits from LA artist Nathan Sawaya's world famous collection – which also includes 25 never-before-seen pieces.

Sawaya was the first contemporary artist to artistically use LEGO, transforming the common toy into fine art and finding massive success with it.

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The critically acclaimed exhibition has toured globally for 12 years straight and has visited over 80 different cities, with visitors travelling far and wide to see Nathan's creations.

Speaking about the exhibition, Nathan said: “My goal with this exhibition, when it first debuted in 2007, was to elevate this simple plaything to a place it had never been before."

Art Of The Brick

"I use LEGO bricks as my medium because I enjoy seeing people’s reactions to artwork created from something with which they are familiar. Everyone can relate to it since it is a toy that many children have at home.”

It will open in Manchester at Unit 5 at Great Northern Warehouse, with prices starting from £9.50 for children, £14.50 for adults, concessions at £12.00, and a family of four ticket priced at £42.00.

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The event will run from Friday 22nd November 2019 until Wednesday 22nd April 2020 and the site is fully accessible with lifts located from the main entrance.

For more information and to book tickets for The Art of the Brick Manchester, click here.

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