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'Globally renowned' Lego exhibition opens in Manchester

The exhibition opens today at the Great Northern Warehouse. Credit: The Art of the Brick

A 'globally-renowned' touring Lego exhibition will open in Manchester today.

'The Art of the Brick' will be on show at the Great Northern Warehouse and will feature just under 100 pieces of art created by award-winning artist Nathan Sawaya.

The sculptures in the exhibition will be made up of more than a million Lego bricks.

The exhibition has been on tour for the last five years and will now stay in Manchester until April.

Credit: The Art of the Brick

Commenting on The Art of the Brick, Nathan Sawaya said: "My goal with this exhibition, when it first debuted in 2007, was to elevate this simple plaything to a place it had never been before.

"I use Lego bricks as my medium because I enjoy seeing people’s reactions to artwork created from something with which they are familiar. Everyone can relate to it since it is a toy that many children have at home."

The Art of the Brick features 3D sculptures and oversized portraits from Sawaya’s collection, which are built from standard Lego bricks.

Nathan added: "The museum exhibition is accessible because it engages the child in all of us while simultaneously illuminating sophisticated and complex concepts."

For more information and to book tickets for The Art of the Brick Manchester visit www.aotbmanchester.co.uk

Credit: The Art of the Brick