So LEGO lovers young and old would’ve spotted this sign up in the V&A Waterfront (it’s been up there tempting us for a while now):Yup, The Art of the Brick LEGO art exhibit opened it’s doors last week Friday and myself along with a bunch of other media folks were lucky enough to get a sneak peek the evening before… #HappyDance
This exhibit which has been named by CNN as one of the world’s 10 must-see exhibitions features amazing large-scale LEGO sculptures which have been created by New York based artist, Nathan Sawaya (you can read all about him over here).
Visitors can expect to see lots and lots of awesome LEGO sculptures, including a T-Rex skeleton which was constructed from over 80,000 LEGO bricks. Art lovers will also love Sawaya’s interpretation of some of the world’s most famous artworks such as Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa, the Venus de Milo and Vermeer’s Girl with a Pearl Earring.
The little ones will also love the games area as you exit the exhibit. There you can buy hotdogs, candy floss, lemonade and other treats, and it’s definitely a fun way to spend the day. This I guarantee you is something that’ll suit both young and old, so definitely don’t think that this one’s only for the kids.
Here’s a little peek at what you can expect:
Looks cool right? It really is… So be sure not to miss out & take note of the following:
- Tickets? Adults – R140. Kids – R95. Family of 4 – R395. Tickets can be purchased via Computicket over here.
- Until when can you check it out? 28 Feb 2015 (then it’ll move over to JHB from 13 May 2015 onwards)
- What are their opening hours? Daily from 9am to 7pm. But they do hourly slots, with the last one at 18:00.
- Where are they located? In the new Watershed market area in the V&A Waterfront (it’s located on Dock Road, next to the Two Oceans Aquarium)
While you’re there, also be sure to stick around and wander through the new Watershed market. It really is quite awesome and there’s sooooo much to see. Lots of amazing local designers, arts and crafts. It’s basically shopping heaven:xxx