DC's "The Art Of The Brick: DC Super Heroes" to make London debut in 2017

Published: 09 January 2017 | by Staff reporter
DC's
Artist Nathan Sawaya is set to return to London with the World's Largest LEGO Exhibition Inspired by Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman.
 
Following a successful run in Madrid, THE ART OF THE BRICK: DC SUPER HEROES will make its London debut on 1st March 2017.

The contemporary art exhibition will be shown in an exclusively built space on London's South Bank, home to the capital's cultural quarter.

Together with Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment, the well-known and celebrated artist Sawaya has created the world's largest collection of artwork inspired by DC's Justice League, including Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, alongside DC Super-Villains the Joker, Harley Quinn and more.
 
Through a series of immersive galleries, THE ART OF THE BRICK: DC SUPER HEROES showcases Sawaya's interpretations on characters, vehicles, environments and themes found throughout DC Super Heroes mythology including transformation and reinvention, strength and weakness, as well as good vs. evil.
 
To kids and adults who love LEGO, Sawaya is a bit of a super hero. For the last decade, the former lawyer- turned- artist has elevated the simple toy to highly sought-after artwork, and has inspired countless kids to think outside of the box.

Sawaya has turned to the stories of super heroes for his own inspiration in this exhibition — THE ART OF THE BRICK: DC SUPER HEROES – that features LEGO sculptures that emulate DC's legendary characters, vehicles, surroundings and themes that are present in the DC mythology.
 
The exhibition includes more than 120 original pieces, created exclusively from LEGO bricks, including a life-size Batmobile (5.5 meters) and built from half a million standard pieces. Sawaya has captured on a real scale some of the most iconic Super Heroes and Super-Villains from DC, exploring more than 80 years of history.
 
"Just like Superman, we all have our own story. This art collection is based on the elements of the journey of a super hero, including the moment in which we are all called to the adventure," explains Sawaya.

"I can't wait to return to London with THE ART OF THE BRICK: DC SUPER HEROES following the warmth of the welcome THE ART OF THE BRICK received in 2014."
 
"As a kid I spent Saturday mornings sitting on the floor playing with LEGO and watching the DC Super Friends cartoons. I would imagine the people in my LEGO city would have super powers and could defeat any evil nemesis - which usually meant my sister's dolls.

"So this new collection of artwork is a dream come true for me. It is an honour to re-imagine these seminal characters and stories in a new way, through my medium of choice," Sawaya said.
 
"We are incredibly excited to continue our partnership with Nathan on this unique and fascinating global touring exhibition, that combines DC icons with LEGO, in an immersive entertainment experience," said Peter van Roden, Senior Vice President, Global Themed Entertainment, Warner Bros. Consumer Products.

"Whether you're a comic fan, a LEGO fan, or an art fan, there is something for everyone in this signature exhibition."
 
"Kuma is excited to be bringing Nathan Sawaya's work back to the UK, and many of our team were also part of the promotional team that brought THE ART OF THE BRICK here in 2014. 

"We know first-hand how his art inspires and engages the visitor, and are looking forward to bringing the experience of THE ART OF THE BRICK: DC SUPER HEROES to London," said Kuma CEO Paul Gregg.

The exhibition holds true to the creative disciplines of Sawaya's original touring exhibition, THE ART OF THE BRICK, which encourage inspiration, education and participation and has been seen by millions of people in more than 75 cities across six continents. Award-winning and record-breaking, CNN rated it as one of the world's "Must See Exhibitions."
 
The Art of the Brick: DC Super Heroes is located in the South Bank region of London, by the river Thames. The exhibition is in a purpose built tent on Upper Ground, directly behind the National Theatre and the BFI, and next door to the Rambert Ballet Company.
 
Schedules
Open daily from 1st March 2017
Sun – Wed: 10:00 – 18:00
Thur: 10:00 – 20:00
Fri/Sat: 10:00 – 19:00
Last admission one hour before closing
 
Tickets
Adult: £16.50
Child (4 – 16): £11.00
Under 4: Free
Concession (student, adult, disabled): £12.50
Family (must include at least one child): £45
Family of three (one adult, two children)£34.50
Adult Group Tickets: Groups of 10 + £12 each
School Group Tickets £6 each with 1 teacher free with every 10 tickets purchased
Monday Saver – all tickets £10

Special opening week offer, all single tickets £10 from 1st March until March 6th.

Tickets can be bought from www.aotbdc.co.uk  / call 0333 247 0620

Venue
London's South Bank,
Doon Street Car Park
Upper Ground
London
SE1 2PP

For more information:
www.brickartist.com
- dccomics.com

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