Yellowstone Art Museum wants your LEGOs

2014-07-07T13:30:00Z 2014-07-09T14:43:12Z Yellowstone Art Museum wants your LEGOs The Billings Gazette

They want your LEGOs!

In preparation for the upcoming exhibition, “The Art of the Brick,” the Yellowstone Art Museum is putting out a call for donations of gently used or unwanted LEGO brand bricks.

Get ready for some fun when the exhibit opens on Sept. 4 when lawyer-turned-artist Nathan Sawaya comes to build a sculpture.

Sawaya devotes his time to building sculptures from the beloved plastic LEGO building blocks. The exhibition comprises works that each take hundreds of hours to complete and use up to 500,000 blocks apiece.

Since their invention in the 1940s, LEGO toys have inspired engineers, inventors and artists (as well as children), and Sawaya builds on personal memories and international Lego building achievements.

Visitors will be able to build their own LEGO toy sculptures in a special section in this exhibition. The emphasis will be on fun and creativity in this exhibition that demonstrates what is possible when someone takes a familiar thing or idea one step further.

Donations may be delivered to the museum at 401 N. 27th St., Billings, Tuesday through Sunday, labeled ATTN: Liz Harding.

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