World’s Largest LEGO Display Coming Soon To OMSI In Portland Oregon, And It’s Incredible!
The world’s largest art display of LEGOs is opening February 18, 2017 in Portland, Oregon. It will be located in the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI), with over 100 different works on show.
Perhaps you’ve built your own LEGO ships or airplanes, but when you take a look at these massive sculptures? You will see that they are on a whole other level. Artist Nathan Samaya is a renowned artist and Oregon-raised. His traveling exhibition, named “The Art of the Brick,” includes recreated masterpieces such as Van Gogh’s Starry Night and Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa. Visitors can also enjoy his other works of art, such as a 20-foot-long T-Rex skeleton.
“This exhibition is one that opens the door to a variety of complex topics through a simple toy most of us played with as children,” stated Nancy Stueber, OMSI president and CEO. “It shows that art and science are very much linked together, and this exhibit is a fun and whimsical way to make both accessible to audiences of all ages.”
“I use LEGO bricks as my medium because I enjoy seeing people’s reactions to artwork created from something with which they are familiar,” Sawaya stated in a press release. “Everyone can relate to it since it is a toy that many children have at home. I want to elevate this simple plaything to a place it has never been before.”
Sawaya, who grew up in Veneta, Oregon, will also show a brand new surprise piece at OMSI made especially for Portland. Tickets for the exhibit (which include museum admission) are $19.75 for adults, $13.50 for kids and $15.00 for seniors.
You can see several images below of potential LEGO pieces which may be featured.
Image above via: Barney Moss / Creative Commons.
These incredibly sized lego figures may be featured in this year and you won’t want to miss out! (image credit: http://www.nbcnews.com & www.brickartist.com)