Posts Tagged ‘Britain’


Jun17

Cambridge launches LEGO research center

2015 at 12:06 pm by admin | Comments Off

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The University of Cambridge is looking for a LEGO professor! The British University, founded in 1209 and currently the fourth oldest university in the world, has founded a new LEGO research center thanks in part to the LEGO Foundation, and wishes to look into the role of play in learning, education, and development. The new branch is currently looking for an enthusiastic professor to lead the center and its potential projects, and hopes to work with the iconic building block toy and how it affects the development of learning skills and creativity in children. This will not be Cambridge’s first foray into LEGO, as it was worked with the LEGO Foundation over the past decade on early childhood learning, and has also collaborated with MIT and the Tsinghua University in China.

Sep15

LEGO artist announces exhibits worldwide this fall

2014 at 01:41 pm by admin | Comments Off

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Artist Nathan Sawaya has been creating world-renowned LEGO artwork since 2004, working with the toy company directly as well as collaborating with companies across the world to create stunning LEGO artwork. Now, Sawaya’s work is on its way to both Brtain and Boston this fall with his “Art of the Brick” exhibition! The show’s first stop, located at The Old Truman Brewery in eastern London, will open on September 26th, and will then head across the Atlantic to appear at the Faneuil Hall Marketplace in Boston, Massachusetts on October 7th! On top of that, Sawaya’s “Brick by Brick” exhibit will be debuting at the Anchorage Museum in Anchorage, Arkansas on October 3rd, as well at the V&A Waterfront Gallery in Capetown, South Africa on November 29th, making this fall season a very busy one for the artist.

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This year’s “Art of the Brick” exhibit is a continuation of last year’s show, which visited international locations like New York, Singapore, Taiwan, Europe, and Australia. The show is currently the largest collection of LEGO artwork in the world, featuring more than 100 works of art created from the classic building toy. Featuring works like a 20-foot long T-Rex created from more than 100,000 bricks, along with recreations of famous classical artwork and Sawaya’s own masterpieces, the show will also debut never-before-seen artwork from Sawaya, making this year’s “Art of the Brick” show one that fans should not pass up on!

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