London is at the heart of culture. Looking for the latest theatre performance? You can find it in London. After a thought provoking art gallery? Not a problem, London will have just what you're looking for. Keen to see your favourite musician perform at a local festival? It's bound to happen within London!
So as soon as I heard about the upcoming pop-up exhibition that incorporated two of my most favourite things in the world, buying tickets was a no-brainer. What on earth could be better than wandering around a display showcasing all of my favourite superheroes? Well...wandering around a display showcasing all of my favourite superheroes, made solely from Lego bricks. I kid you not! With the largest display comprising of a whopping 489,010 Lego blocks (and over 2 million blocks in the whole exhibition), every single piece of art in this gallery literally blew my mind away.
All created by one lawyer turned artist, Nathan Sawaya, the art installation incorporates complex design with well-known characters, some pretty inspirational quotes, and a good recount of number of burritos consumed per display.
Below I will take you on a journey through good and evil, through my favourite displays as well as the ones that frightened me the most. The exhibition is very reasonably priced (£16.50 per adult, £11.50 per child, or £45 for a family), so I would highly recommend that you check it out for yourself.
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Flash Forward: 3,775 bricks Streak: 21, 753 bricks
The Flash - Dark Red: 15,366 bricks The Flash Bust: 9,954 bricks
Superman - Blue: 28, 397 bricks Superman Streak: 16,007 bricks
Pushing: 8,478 bricks Soaring: 29,083 bricks
Angel: 25,168 bricks Superman Cubed: 14,500 bricks
Batman: 3,818 bricks Batman - Dark Grey: 22,024 bricks
Batman Cover: 6,732 bricks Batman Bust: 10,880 bricks
Building Batman: 8,005 bricks Detective Comics No. 27: 18,990 bricks
Bat Symbol: 1,112 bricks
Cowl Collection: 440 bricks each Batmobile: 489,010 bricks
Wonder Woman: 2,890 bricks Wonder Woman - Dark Blue: 16,586 bricks
Diana Prince™ - In Disguise: 13,890 bricks Wonder Woman Bust: 11,949 bricks
Splish Splash: 25,563 bricks Aquapus: 10,774 bricks
The Killing Joke Cover: 8,150 bricks
The Joker Facemark: 11.756 bricks The Joker Skull: 4,032 bricks
Necessary Evil: 4,870 bricks Pick A Card: 4,571 bricks
Perched: 11,193 bricks Brainiac Skull: 3,892 bricks
Riddler - Lime Green: 18,149 bricks Through the Looking Glass: 13,248 bricks
THE HERO WITHIN...
Hero Within: 6,670 bricks
One of my favourite displays - reminding us all to remember our inner child. Nathan Sawaya encourages us to reflect and act upon all of those dreams your child self had. What was your greatest ambition, before the realities of work, bills, and maybe even your own children set in?
Remember those inner childhood dreams, and never let them go.
A peek into the life of me