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Famous Art Re-Imagined As LEGO Sculptures [Pics]

Artist Nathan Sawaya puts on his biggest exhibition to date at Discovery Times Square in New York.

Ross Brooks
Ross Brooks on June 21, 2013. @greenidealism

Anyone who has never let their love of LEGO fade away will be happy to hear that the artist Nathan Sawaya has a new collection of sculptures which take a refreshing look at famous pieces of art.

Called “The Art Of The Brick,” the sculptures take a tour through the interpretations of art from ancient civilisations, right through to famous names such as Monet, Da Vinci and Cezanne.

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Some of his works use flat pieces of LEGO to create a pixelated version of the artwork which still offer just as exciting a viewing experience as the original. Others reach more than four feet tall and take on a 3D appearance which changes depending on where you view them from.

The installation – which is Sawaya’s largest to date – is currently on display at Discovery Times Square, and will be open to the public until January 5, 2014.

Click through the images below to see more pieces from the collection.

Nathan Sawaya

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Ross is a freelance writer who specializes in topics about the environment, architecture, art, design and creative tech. He is passionate about making a difference with his writing, whether that’s to encourage social change, promote a great idea, or just share a little bit of beauty with the world. You can also find his work on Inhabitat and Techly.com.au.

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