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World's largest LEGO art exhibition opens in New York

The largest exhibition of art created using LEGO has opened in New York, featuring more than 100 sculptures made with the bricks.

New York-based artist Nathan Sawaya created Yellow, a sculpture of a man ripping open his LEGO-filled chest. Credit: Reuters

Artist Nathan Sawaya created Yellow, a sculpture of a man ripping open his LEGO-filled chest, using 11,014 pieces of LEGO.

Girl with a Pearl Earring was originally painted by Johannes Vermeer. Credit: Reuters

The exhibition also features a six-metre (20-foot) tall Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton made from 80,020 LEGO bricks - one of the largest pieces Mr Sawaya has ever made.

A LEGO sculpture of a Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton at the exhibition. Credit: Reuters

He said he uses LEGO as it makes his art "accessible", adding, "Kids and families see the art and they can relate to it because we've all played with LEGO bricks at some point in our lives".

Edvard Munch's The Scream gets the LEGO treatment. Credit: Reuters

The Art of the Brick exhibition is open at Discovery Times Square.