When I say my boys were beside themselves to learn we were going to Lego exhibition The Art of the Brick, it’s no understatement. They were leaping about like little frogs all the way there on the train and luckily the excitement was contained when we arrived.
The Art of the Brick truly is a fun morning (or afternoon) out – it’s a compact exhibition full of amazing creations made from Lego by Nathan Sawaya. First stop was the Play & Build workshop. My boys are six and four – the ideal ages for the forty-five minute workshop – and were instantly engaged. They really enjoyed making their own models in a free play session, followed by car races and tower building.
Other kids had made some awesome models in the workshop!
Then it was off to explore as my two busied themselves taking photos and videos of the Lego sculptures on the iPod Touches they got for Christmas!
The models were absolutely amazing.
Of course the shop at the end was riveting for them (and us!) and the boys scored some new Lego. The Art of the Brick runs until 5 February and is well worth a visit. See the website for details and go to Ticketmaster to buy tickets for both the exhibit and the Play & Build workshop. Also see our previous editorial.