Sawaya is a New York native made famous by his LEGO creations.

Nathan Sawaya is bringing THE ART OF THE BRICK home to NYC.
Image: Nathan Sawaya

Legos may be a popular toy for children, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t exciting for adults sometimes, too—especially when they’re made into fantastic exhibits like the one coming to Times Square in June. “THE ART OF THE BRICK” will be the largest-ever assembled Lego display.

Artist Nathan Sawaya will present his critically acclaimed Lego art collection for its first time in New York City. He has already presented similar exhibitions in Singapore, Taiwan and Australia. But his more than 100 pieces for NYC’s Discovery Times Square will be brand new.

Millions of tiny Lego bricks were used in the construction of Sawaya’s new pieces. “This will be my largest showing of artwork to date and I’ve got some very exciting surprises in store for New York, of course, being it’s my hometown,” he said. “Discovery Times Square is known for bringing epic collections of unique and immersive exhibitions to New York so to be able to have my collection of sculptures exhibited here has profound meaning on me.”

NYC's show will feature over 100 of Sawaya's brand new works.

The Art of the Brick at Hollywood Arts and Culture Center, 2010.
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Tickets for the event are be available on the Discovery Times Square website, and are priced between $14.50 and $19.50 per person.

“These works are very personal to me, since they reflect my growth as an artist as I strove to discover my creative identity,” Sawaya says of the new Lego exhibit. “THE ART OF THE BRICK exhibition is accessible because it engages the child in all of us while simultaneously illuminating sophisticated and complex concepts. Everyone can relate to the medium since it is a toy that many children have at home. But my goal with this exhibition when it first debuted in 2007 was to elevate this simple plaything to a place it has never been before.”