Anything involving LEGO and DC superheroes is always going to catch my eye, so we found ourselves at The Art of the Brick: DC Super Heroes exhibition in London.
Housed in a purpose-built structure erected in a car park in London’s South Bank, it is a collection of over 120 pieces, each one a DC themed LEGO sculpture by celebrated artist Nathan Sawaya.
The icons of the DC universe are all represented here, from heroes to villains and vehicles. As well as the obvious male heroes of Batman and Superman, I was heartened that many female characters were well represented too – there was even a Themyscira room for Wonder Woman
Our daughter was very excited to see a number of sculptures with her new fave hero the Flash, and was interested in how the artist chose to represent his speed.
We also liked the variety of Wonder Woman sculptures, including recreated covers, busts, and my fave – one of Diana Prince out of costume but wearing a Wonder Woman dress! There was also a fun exhibit at the start that really identified the iconic nature of the costume designs, and how recognisable they are from just the combination of colours.
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There was in fact an Icons section of the exhibition that had our daughter’s favourite sculpture of all of them – this stylised rendition of Wonder Woman.
We are big fans of the creativity the LEGO inspires, and this exhibition is a great example of that. I have only shared a few pictures, as I don’t want to spoil too much – and like all sculpture, the only way to truly appreciate them is not by seeing photos of them but seeing them in real life.
The Art of the Brick: DC Super Heroes London exhibition is on at the Doon Street Car Park (behind the National Theatre on the South Bank) until September 2017.
We were provided with tickets and a catalogue free of charge for the purposes of this review.