This Creative Man Can Turn Lego Bricks Into Everything

Nathan Sawaya is a New York-based artist who creates awe-inspiring works of art out of some of the most unlikely things. His art focuses on large-scale sculptures using only toy building blocks: LEGO® bricks to be exact.
With more than 2.5 million colored LEGO bricks in his New York and Los Angeles studio, Saway’s sculptures take many forms. Sawaya’s art is currently touring museums in a show titled, The Art of the Brick. It’s the first exhibition focusing exclusively on LEGO as an art medium. The creations, constructed from countless individual LEGO pieces, were built from standard bricks beginning as early as 2002.

Hawk
lego hawk

lego hawk

A large sculpture of a red tail hawk.
57" x 52" x 34"

Bare Bones in Bricks
lego bones

60" x 19" x 18"
Here is a video of the building attempt:


Career Architecture
stepping through

Stevenson University in Maryland has a great program called “Career Architecture” that teaches students how to explore and prepare for their career choices.
69" x 33" x 30"

The ArtScience Museum at Marina Bay Sands in Singapore
art science

art science

art science

art science


Open Heart
open heart

15" x 15"

Design Indaba Conference
indaba conference

Sawaya built a figure balancing spheres, with the colors of the spheres representing the colors of the conference.

Crowd
lego crowd

The graffiti on the wall behind blended with the coloring on the figures creates an image that can be seen from a front-facing view. I hope you can SEE it.
18" x 37" x 17"

Ascension
ascension - this creative man can turn lego bricks into everything

64" x 14" x 16"

Han Solo in Carbonite
han solo carbonite

han solo carbonite

10,000 dark gray bricks, and about three months of on and off building.
70" x 30" x 10"


  • Ensx
  • June 30, 2014, 1:17 pm
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    I assume he uses a lot of glue.

    - poopiteepoop July 2, 2014, 6:48 am
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    Minecraft in a real life! I like those.

    • Linas
    • July 1, 2014, 4:27 am
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