The Art of the Brick (It's LEGOs! With lots of pics!)

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    Yesterday I went to see the Art of the Brick exhibit at the Franklin Institute.
    It's the work of Nathan Sawaya, who creates art using LEGO bricks...

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    The first part of the exhibit consisted of LEGO recreations of famous paintings and sculptures throughout history...

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    Each piece was accompanied by a picture of the original work, and a paragraph or two about both the original and the LEGO interpretation. It also tells you how many bricks each piece took.
    This one is over 75,000...

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    These were my favorites from that portion...

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    I want to go see this show. It looks awesome
     
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    It really is. And tickets were not expensive... $20 for adults and $15 for kids.
     
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    Now we're talkin'. Holy fuck, Star Wars Celebration is this weekend. And that means trailer.
     
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    Thats a really good price, cheaper than I thought it would be.
     
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    I would 100% put my dick in that.
     
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    The next section of the exhibit was called "The Artist's Studio" and consisted of sculptures of household items, as well as lego "paintings" of some of the artist's friends/family.

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    I really loved this little end table. I don't know why.

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    seems pretty cool
     
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    Looks cool. I entered a contest to win tix to go see that, but didn't win. I think my son would've appreciated it more if he was a couple years older, so I don't think we missed much. We did go see the Dead Sea Scrolls exhibit there a few years back. That was intense. They had a part of the prayer wall from Jerusalem on display in addition to artifacts that were 1000's of years old. You weren't even allowed to take pictures of some of the stuff because flash photography can degrade certain materials.
     
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    I don't know how other venues would be, but here that was the price if you came after 5pm. Before 5 it's a little more ($5 a ticket maybe) but that includes general admission to the entire museum as well.
     
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    Those are great pics Dev. Did you take those with your phone?
     
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    These look like paintings to me, and not actual real Legos.

    Maybe my mind can't wrap itself around these things being made out of little plastic bricks.
     
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    The next section got a little more "artsy". These are the artist's creations as inspired by himself, his life, his emotions and messages he'd like to convey...

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    Self-portrait...

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