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LEGO Exhibit At Fleet Is Making Art More Accessible

Photo caption: "Yellow" by Nathan Sawaya.

Photo credit: Photo courtesy of The Art of the Brick

"Yellow" by Nathan Sawaya.

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Photo credit: Fleet Science Center

Nathan Sawaya working in his studio.

Generations of children around the world have played with LEGOS.

It's because of that familiarity with LEGOS that artist Nathan Sawaya believes a new exhibit at the Fleet Science Center called, The Art of the Brick, is a more approachable way to appreciate art.

"By creating large-scale works out of LEGO bricks I think people can connect to the artwork on almost a different level because they can relate to it," Sawaya said. "Because people have LEGO bricks it does create this democratizing of the art world."

Sawaya created 100 works of art made out of LEGO bricks. Some are recreations of famous pieces, such as Michelangelo's "David", Vincent van Gogh's "Starry Night" and Leonardo da Vinci's "Mona Lisa," while others are original pieces.

The exhibit opened on Friday and runs through Jan. 29, 2017.

Sawaya joins Midday Edition Monday to talk about the exhibit and his art.

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