Stunning Artwork Made Entirely From Lego Shows The Toy Isn't Just For Kids

You may have fond memories of Lego from your childhood—or from watching The Lego Movie which was entirely awesome—but artist Nathan Sawaya uses them to build pieces that are a bit more involved than your childhood tinkerings.

Sawaya is a former Wall Street lawyer who must seen the error of his ways and is now a full time Lego artist. And he'll soon be opening an exhibition in the UK called Art of the Brick to showcase his work to the people of England. Sawaya uses thousands of pieces to create his work, which ranges from copying famous works of art like the Mona Lisa and Rodin's Thinker to his own original pieces.

Looking at them you can imagine they must've taken hours to construct. And his studio must be a nightmare to walk around barefoot. Check out a selection of his work below. And if you're thinking of buying one, then you'll need to get your hands on tens of thousands of dollars, because that's what they sell for.

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