The Art of the Brick exhibition at the California Science Center

The Art of the Brick

Opening February 28, 2020

Experience The Art of the Brick, the world’s largest display of LEGO® art! Discover over one million LEGO bricks transformed into more than 100 sculptures by artist Nathan Sawaya.

Featuring intriguing works of art made exclusively from one of the most recognizable toys in the world, The Art of the Brick will inspire visitors of all ages. This critically acclaimed collection includes Sawaya's original sculptures as well as re-imagined versions of some of the world’s most famous art masterpieces, such as Michelangelo’s David, Van Gogh’s Starry Night and Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa. Other highlights include a 20-foot Tyrannosaurus Rex skeleton, a 7-foot tall Easter Island Moai statue and an innovative, multimedia collection of LEGO brick infused photography produced in tandem with award-winning photographer Dean West.

Don't miss the hands-on The Science of the Brick gallery featuring eight LEGO brick building challenges and activities! (Included with your exhibition ticket.)

The Art of the Brick
The Art of the Brick exhibition at the California Science Center
The Art of the Brick exhibition at the California Science Center
The Art of the Brick exhibition at the California Science Center
The Art of the Brick exhibition at the California Science Center
The Art of the Brick exhibition at the California Science Center

The Science of the Brick

Your ticket for The Art of the Brick includes admission to The Science of the Brick gallery which features eight activity stations for guests to create and design structures and solve various LEGO brick building challenges. Activities include:

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    Art & Architecture

    Recreate famous building, bridges and structures using LEGO bricks.

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    Hidden Hands

    Build a mystery object inside a covered box using only your sense of touch.

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    Assistive Devices

    Design a tool that will allow you to pick up an object on a post through a series of various sized windows.

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    Describe It

    Build a simple object out of view and describe the object to your friend. Then, see if your friend can build the same object based only on the description.

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    Six Bricks

    Find out how many different things you can build using only six LEGO Duplo bricks.

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    LEGO Drag Race

    Build a LEGO brick car and test it out on ramps of different inclines.

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    Tilt Maze

    Rearrange straight LEGO “bar” bricks to create a maze for a wooden ball to navigate through on a tilt-table.

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    LEGO Music Box

    Create your own unique song using a special LEGO baseplate, with horizontal lines representing different “tracks,” and vertical columns representing the eight “beats.” Use different colored LEGO bricks as instruments or notes/pitches to create your song. Then put the visual representation of your song under a camera, where simple image processing algorithms will turn it into music.

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    Free Play

    Use your imagination in the free play area to make and create with bins of LEGO bricks and LEGO Duplo bricks.