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All Hail the Mighty Brick 

One look at Nathan Sawaya's creations and you'll be flabbergasted. A life-size, color-correct Conan O'Brien statue dating from the Bearded CoCo era? A set of four human skulls in primary colors? A mounted bear's head, complete with mounting board? It seems improbable that these are all made out of LEGO bricks. He must get them specially made, right? Nope, Sawaya makes all his fantastical sculptures from standard-issue LEGOs purchased right off the shelf (about six figures worth of the little plastic blocks a year, he estimates). The point of it all is to amaze and to inspire you -- hopefully so you'll go down to the store and buy some LEGOs of your own to make your own sculpture. Sawaya's The Art of the Brick exhibition features 30 of his most impressive large-scale LEGO sculptures, and it visits the Magic House (516 South Kirkwood Road, Kirkwood; 314-822-8900 or, speaking of amazing and inspiring. The Art of the Brick opens Saturday, September 22, and remains up through Sunday, January 27, 2013. The Magic House is open every day except Monday and major holidays during the school year. Admission to the exhibit is free with regular museum admission ($9.50).
Tuesdays-Sundays. Starts: Sept. 22. Continues through Jan. 27, 2012

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