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The Art of the Brick

The Art of the Brick ®, the world-renowned LEGO® art exhibit opened at the TheZone@Rosebank on 3 April and will run until 2 August 2015. The Art of the Brick is a world class exhibit geared for the whole family, students and LEGO fans of all ages. Visitors can look forward to 75 original artworks, the sculptures were created by Nathan Sawaya and needed more than 1 million LEGO bricks.
The Art of The Brick aims to inspire artwork through unique art forms and has attracted millions of visitors worldwide in the US, Europe, Australia, Asia and now South Africa.
The Art of the Brick artist, Nathan Sawaya is excited to showcase his work for the first time in Gauteng. ‘This country is one of the most amazing places I have been to on my travels and I am thrilled to be coming back and bringing The Art of the Brick to Johannesburg,’ says Sawaya.
LEGO artworks include Sawaya’s most famous work to date, Yellow famously featured in Lady Gaga’s music video G.U.Y., as well as other sculptures such as the T-Rex skeleton constructed from over 80,000 LEGO bricks and measuring over six metres in length. In addition to this, visitors will see some of the world’s most famous artworks recreated with LEGO such as Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa, Van Gogh’s Starry Night and the Venus de Milo.
The Art of the Brick is full of LEGO, art and education experiences including video interviews with Nathan Sawaya, a PlayStation gaming area featuring LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham, a LEGO building zone and many more fun activities for old and young to enjoy.
Tickets to the exhibition are available either online at or at the exhibition box office. Tickets cost R140 for adults and R95 for children under 18. Entry for children under two is free. For school bookings please email Freya at

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