The Billings Outpost

YAM seeks LEGO gifts

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 and/or unwanted LEGO brand bricks. The exhibition opens Sept. 4.

Lawyer-turned-artist Nathan Sawaya devotes his time to building sculptures from plastic LEGO building blocks. The exhibition comprises works that each take hundreds of hours to complete and use up to 500,000 LEGO building 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.

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

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