The Art of Building

Image from discoverytsx.com

Image from discoverytsx.com

Looking for a cool exhibit to share with a budding LEGO enthusiast? Nathan Sawaya's incredible exhibition The Art of the Brick is back at Discovery Times Square.  Proclaimed the "world's largest display of LEGO art," this exhibition explores the many ways the humble LEGO brick can be used as a sophisticated medium, both through Sawaya's original work and his reinterpretations of iconic and historical pieces.  Tickets and tour times are available online. Select pieces of Sawaya's work can also be found in Clement Clarke Moore Park and at the New York Public Library.

Image from brooklynkids.org

Image from brooklynkids.org

Inspired to build something of your own? Head over to the Brooklyn Children's Museum and check out the Brooklyn Block Lab.  This new exhibit features four different types of uniquely curated building blocks and is part of an ongoing study on the importance of block play. The exhibit runs through August, 31, 2014 and is open most days from 11:00am-4:30pm.