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Nathan Sawaya  New York, NY


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About Nathan

Nathan Sawaya is a New York-based artist who creates awe-inspiring works out of some of the most unlikely things. His recent North American museum tours feature large-scale sculptures using only toy building blocks. LEGO® bricks to be exact.

Sawaya’s art is currently touring North American museums in a show titled, The Art of the Brick. It’s the only exhibition focusing exclusively on LEGO as an art medium. The creations, constructed from nearly one million pieces, were built from standard bricks beginning as early as 2000.

Born in Colville, Washington and raised in Veneta, Oregon, Sawaya’s childhood dreams were always fun. He drew cartoons, wrote stories and perfected magic tricks. Of course much of his playtime centered on the emerging LEGO City he created in his parent’s living room. For more than twelve years the LEGO City flourished. And this is where Sawaya’s imagination soared, and consequently fine-tuned his future art form.

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Doris chapel

02.06.2012 @ 9:32 AM

Hello, im a student of the university of london and i study art. I love your work and if i could i would marry you hahaha bye.

Sammy woooooo

02.06.2012 @ 4:57 AM

i love you and i want to live with you in new yoik. WOOP LEGO PEOPLES.


01.01.2012 @ 9:11 AM

It is pretty impressive when you feel someone breath when you know there not real. Great job!


05.20.2011 @ 10:18 AM

Talk about thinking outside the box! His art definitely pushes the envelope using unexpected materials to capture and expand our idea of the human form and humanity. Loved the figure ripping open its chest. To me it conveyed revealing feelings that are so strong they cannot be suppressed.


04.20.2011 @ 5:16 PM



04.15.2011 @ 8:05 PM

absloutely incredible this is truly inspiring


03.15.2011 @ 4:29 AM

i really luv it.........

it looks like lot of gold coins falling out from the chest


03.03.2011 @ 9:41 AM

u are truly gifted .we as a family love to see your next sculptures. thanks for the smiles


02.11.2011 @ 10:52 AM

Legos! <3

N sid

01.24.2011 @ 8:49 PM

Extreme LEGO lover.

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