The Art of the Brick by Nathan Sawaya

Last Friday, I went with a friend to The Art of the Brick exhibit at the ArtScience Museum in Marina Bay Sands. I heard about this Lego exhibit from a co-worker – I found it interesting because the artist, Nathan Sawaya, was a lawyer before and then he decided to quit to become a full-time Lego artist. Isn’t it great that he was able to do that? I’m sure most of us will be able to relate because it would be amazing if we can find a job based on what we’re passionate about (I’m talking about books, of course). Anyway, I thought it would be a good idea to share his artwork. Some of the pictures are a bit blurry because I was just using my phone camera and flash photography wasn’t allowed inside. We were just thankful that they allowed us to take pictures so we could document the experience.






Hands (reminds me of certain hand-less favorite characters)

An Artist's View

An Artist’s View



Dinosaur Skeleton

Dinosaur Skeleton



ArtScience Museum

ArtScience Museum (the building in Singapore where the exhibit was shown)

There were a lot more pieces there but these were the ones that I really liked. I don’t want to post too many pictures and ruin the experience to those planning to see the show.

I also wanted to give you guys a heads up that I’m flying to the US tomorrow evening for my cousin’s wedding. I’ll be back in mid-March and I won’t be bringing my laptop with me (just my smart phone) so I have no idea how often I’ll get to post while I’m gone. I’ll try to schedule posts before I leave but I’m not making any promises since I’m not even done packing yet. 😛

13 thoughts on “The Art of the Brick by Nathan Sawaya

    • Rosie, I sent you an email. Will be in LA because that’s where my relatives are based. 🙂 Wish I could go to Utah and visit you and other book blogging buddies.

  1. Ah!!! I WISH I were in California so that I would get the chance to meet you, Chachic. I hope you have a wonderful visit to the US though, and that you kick back and enjoy the vacation. I’m so happy you shared these photos! How cool would it be to be a professional Lego artist? He was indeed very lucky that he could do that. My favorite is actually the first one–I’ll have to keep an eye out and see if this exhibit travels to NYC at some point.

    • Heidi, I wish you’re in California as well! It would be lovely if we could meet up in person. I’m having a good time but not feeling too great (I got sick the night of the wedding because I was tired from the long flight). Isn’t it awesome that this guy was able to pursue his passion and that he’s now a Lego artist instead of a lawyer? He has an exhibit in Utah now, Holly is planning to go see it.

  2. Can’t wait to see this! Thanks posting about it. I still can’t believe that it was already in Utah when I was hoping it was but had no idea!

  3. Wow, I’ve never seen something like this before. It’s pretty amazing! I can’t imagine leaving the law to be a Lego artist–talk about a COMPLETE lifestyle change. I think my favorite of the above ones is the Yellow one.

    I hope you’re having fun in Cali, Chachic!! ❤

    • I’m having a good time, Flann! I just wish I’d start feeling better, I don’t want to fly back to Singapore when I’m feeling congested because it’s such a long flight.

      I know, it’s a huge career change but I find it amazing that he’s doing something that he loves (and that it pays well enough for him to leave his law practice). The Yellow one is one of his most popular pieces, according to the description.

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