nathan sawaya is a LEGO artist who creates a wide array of objects and sculptures from the infamous plastic bricks. working from his new york studio since 2000 he has used around 1.5 million bricks until now to construct wildlife, gadgets, landmarks and surreal sculptures. he also builds pieces live at events and has completed works for community projects…

nathan sawaya: LEGO brick artist rebirth of new orleans, 2006

the ‘rebirth of new orleans’ sculpture for example, was commissioned by the new orleans public library. children were asked to draw and write about what they felt was important for the rebuilding of new orleans.

nathan sawaya: LEGO brick artist rebirth of new orleans, 2006 sawaya then translated some of their drawings into a LEGO sculpture. the piece took six weeks to build and is composed of 120,000 LEGO elements. more on this project here.

nathan sawaya: LEGO brick artist iPhone, 2007

nathan sawaya: LEGO brick artist PC mag computer, 2006

nathan sawaya: LEGO brick artist rabbit ambulance, 2007

nathan sawaya: LEGO brick artist bear, 2007

nathan sawaya: LEGO brick artist reflection, 2006

nathan sawaya: LEGO brick artist circle triangle square, 2009

nathan sawaya: LEGO brick artist yellow, 2006

see many more of nathan’s works.

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