Legos, legos everywhere

The opening of The Art of the Brick: Replay was packed with three types of people: old, young and Lego.

Kids sporting Lego T-shirts with grandparents or parents in tow mingled with weird human forms made from Legos.

“It’s a lot better than last time,” said Eliza Torres, a sophomore fine arts major at New World School of the Arts in Miami. “There are a better variety of pieces, and it’s more personal than last time because there are human forms and pieces.”

These Lego humans range from a couple of feet to life-size and come in a variety of colors. They hang from buildings, beg the world for help or stare inward at their broken and crumbling bodies.

According to Nathan Sawaya, who creates these sculptures only out of Legos, none of the pieces in this exhibit have ever been shown in Florida before.

“It’s a brand-new show and all new artwork,” said Sawaya. “I hope people get a kick out of it.”

For more info on the artist and his work, read “Lego man.”
 

If you want to go

Artist Nathan Sawaya once again will be displaying his Lego creations in South Florida. The exhibit features all new sculptures ranging from the emotional to the whimsical. According to Misael Soto, curatorial associate at the Art and Culture Center, when Sawaya had his last exhibit during the summer of 2008, it broke the center’s attendance records, with more than 5,000 visitors.

When: Now through Aug. 15

Where: the Art and Culture Center of Hollywood, 1650 Harrison St., Hollywood, FL 33020

How much: adults $7, students $4, children (4 to 17) $4, children (3 and under) free. The Art and Culture Center has a free-admission day every third Sunday of the month.

For more info: artandculturecenter.org.