Lego artist sculpts his work brick by brick
Named a must-see by CNN, the exhibition has landed in Seoul after traveling to 100 cities around the world, giving Koreans the chance to see with their very own eyes how the little blocks can come together to build something absolutely new. From objects like telephones, flowers and pencils to statues of dinosaurs, or replicas of classical paintings by Vincent van Gogh, Sawaya’s imagination has no limits. The Seoul exhibition displays some 100 works, made up of a total of over one million bricks altogether.
After taking a long look around the exhibition, visitors are free to get inspired and build their very own Lego figures at the end of the tour with actual bricks to build with, as well as console games made by the Lego company. The gift shop carries various Lego sets for enthusiasts to buy.
BY YOON SO-YEON [firstname.lastname@example.org]
Ara Art Center is a 10-minute walk from Jonggak Station, line No. 1, exit 3-1, or Anguk Station, line No. 3, exit 6. Admission is 13,000 won ($11.96) for adults, 11,000 for students and 9,000 won for children.
The gallery is open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. every day except for the last Monday of the month, and the last tickets are available at 7 p.m. It will also be open on Christmas Day. To book a ticket, call 1544-1555 at Interpark. For more information, call (02) 733-1981 at the gallery, or 1588-5212 for the exhibition organizers.