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The Art of the Brick is Now Open at the California Science Center!

Updated: Mar 2

The Art of the Brick featuring more than 100 works of art created from over one million LEGO bricks is now opens at the California Science Center with the world’s largest display of LEGO art.

Credit: California Science Center

The collection features original pieces as well as re-imagined versions of some of the world's most famous art masterpieces such as Michelangelo’s David, Van Gogh's Starry Night and Da Vinci's Mona Lisa. A 20-foot Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton comprised of over 80,000 LEGO bricks will be also on display and you will be able to walk under it, and come face-to-face with a giant LEGO skull.


Also on display will be the fan favorite, Yellow, a life-size sculpture of a man ripping his chest open with thousands of yellow LEGO bricks cascading from the cavity.


Accompanying The Art of the Brick will be an interactive exhibit The Science of the Brick that features nine activity stations for guests to design and solve LEGO brick building challenges including:


Art & Architecture – Observe photos of famous buildings and structures and recreate them with LEGO bricks.


Hidden Hands – Explore the science practice of mental mapping to problem solve by building a mystery object inside a box using only their sense of touch.


Describe It – Build a simple object out-of-view and describes it to your kid who then tries build the same object using only the description.


The Floor is Lava – Build a LEGO bridge between two raised platforms.


Six Bricks – Test your problem-solving abilities by discovering how many different things you can build using only six LEGO Duplo bricks.


LEGO Drag Race – Test which car design is fastest on a straight ramp and then on a second enhanced course, test the same car designs on various inclines.


Tilt Maze – Create a maze on a tilt table for a wooden ball to navigate through while testing the science principles of center-of-mass, momentum, and inertia.


LEGO Music Box – Use a LEGO version of staff paper to place colored LEGOs as musical notes. A camera will then photograph the “song” and image processing algorithms will turn the visual representation into music.


Free Play – Use your imaginations in the free play area to make and create with bins of LEGOs and Duplo bricks.


Ticket prices range from $12.75 to $19.95. Discounts are available for members, students, seniors and groups. For more information visit https://californiasciencecenter.org


The California Science Center is a dynamic destination where families, adults and children can explore the wonders of science through interactive exhibits, live demonstrations, innovative programs and awe-inspiring films. The California Science Center and IMAX Theater are located in historic Exposition Park just west of the Harbor (110) Freeway at 700 Exposition Park Drive, Los Angeles. The Science Center is open daily from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Parking is $12, cash only.