Lego sculptures toy with art world

With a singular passion for Lego that has become his life's work, Nathan Sawaya has elevated these simple toy building blocks to the level of art.

Yellow
"Yellow" by Nathan Sawaya The Art of the Brick

Just what makes a geek tick? How about more than 1.5 million colored Lego bricks, like full-time freelance artist Nathan Sawaya has in his New York studio? With a singular passion for Lego that has become his life's work, Sawaya has elevated these simple toy building blocks to the level of art, some of which is currently being showcased as part of a touring exhibit in North American museums titled The Art of the Brick.

We're certainly blown away by what he's done with ordinary plastic bricks, more so for making a living out of a child's toy. Now where can we borrow 1.5 million pieces of Lego blocks? More pics after the jump.

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Grasp by Nathan Sawaya
"Grasp" by Nathan Sawaya The Art of the Brock
The artist with a piece of his Lego art
Artist Nathan Sawaya with a piece of his Lego art. The Art of the Brick
"Mask" by Nathan Sawaya
"Mask" by Nathan Sawaya The Art of the Brick

(Via Crave Asia)

 

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