The Art of Brick: DC Comics exhibition has opened at the Powerhouse Museum in Ultimo.
DC Comic superheroes like Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, and the Flash were created entirely from Lego bricks.
During the first part of the exhibition, eager comic-goers were treated to a three minute presentation from the artist Nathan Sawaya. He spoke about his journey creating the hero-themed masterpieces.
“Building out of Lego is something that has always made sense to me,” Mr Sawaya said. “Adding one brick to another brick is the most satisfying thing in life to me.
“Empowerment comes from playfulness. Play is an essential apparatus in the artist’s toolbox,” he said.
Pieces include models of each superhero character, quirky pieces such as Aquaman in a bathtub with a rubber ducky, miniaturised Batman within the Batman logo and Batman’s Batcave where a life-sized Batmobile was on show.
Sydney University also has hosted three record-breaking lego exhibitions including Lego Colosseum, Lego Acropolis and Lego Pompeii (still on display) which has so far attracted over 100,000 visitors.
Sawaya’s previous exhibition, The Art of Brick, which was featured at Sydney Town Hall in 2009, travelled other 75 countries and attracted millions of people worldwide in the art of lego block-building.
Comic goers included a mix of small families and major comic fanatics who were more than ecstatic to see their comic heroes come to life.
“It’s amazing!” a 30-year-old man told The Newsroom. “My friend and I particularly enjoy how life-sized these superheroes are and how many [Lego] bricks were needed to complete each project.”
The Art of Brick: DC Comics exhibition concludes on 1st of May, 2016. – Report and photo from Bianca Busuttil