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Art of the Brick : DC Comics

Speedman29Speedman29 Brickswell CloseMember Posts: 356
A couple of weeks ago for my 40th, Mrs Speedman and I popped up to London to check out the new Nathan Sawaya exhibition. I missed out on his previous collection when it was in the City. We booked a slot on the second day after it opened to the public at 11am. We had the place pretty much to ourselves and spent over an hour wandering round the epic sculptures. Heres just a few of the dozens that were on show.

Yellow Vandalised

The Flash


The Joker

Detective Comics No.27

Really enjoyed it, the settings were well thought out and the lighting worked so well. The only negative was the shop at the end. Picked up the guidebook for £15 that covers everything in there including piece counts. Avoided the small selection of 2016 sets for up to four times the rrp!


  • BooTheMightyHamsterBooTheMightyHamster Northern edge of London, just before the dragons...Member Posts: 805
    I went on Monday with Mrs Boo for my 50th birthday.  Didn't like it as much as the original AOTB, as this was (understandably) based around a single theme.  Unless you're a die-hard comic fan, a good chunk of it will just be 'people in superhero outfits'.  While I know my Batman, Superman, Wonderwoman etc, I have no idea who people like Cyborg or Slade Wilson are.

    Photography is encouraged, but you'll be fighting the lighting - it's dark, with the models picked out with harsh spotlighting, so you'll either need to use flash, a very high ISO which washes the colour out, or risk a long exposure.  I'm very impressed with @Speedman29 for getting the quality he has.  I'd suggest that if you go early on a weekday, you'd probably get away with using a tripod.

    Also, if you can get there on a Monday, they seem to be doing a £10 special.

    None of my griping takes away from the quality of the models though, which are by and large excellent.  Didn't think much of the 'Cube room', where figures were made from, well, Lego cubes, but the rest are very good indeed.

    I'll get my photos uploaded onto Flickr, see if they've come out ok and then post a link.
  • Lego_StarLego_Star ... in a galaxy far, far away.Member Posts: 1,205
    edited March 19
    Yellow Vandalised... nice Batman reference. "Gentlemen, let's broaden our minds! Lawrence!"


    Belated Birthday wishes to @BooTheMightyHamster, hope you had a good one. :o)
  • BooTheMightyHamsterBooTheMightyHamster Northern edge of London, just before the dragons...Member Posts: 805
    Thanks, @Lego_Star!  Yeah, it was pretty good.  I'm officially allowed to be grumpy about everything now!

    Photos from AOTB:DC if anyone's interested.  A few are a bit fuzzy, but I've culled the worst.  As you'll see from the comments, I'm not sure who everyone is! 

  • mr_bennmr_benn United KingdomMember Posts: 705
    Great pictures Boo - thanks for sharing!  I don't really get the Lego cube figures either!
  • TheOriginalSimonBTheOriginalSimonB Felixstowe Member Posts: 625
    Nice. Love the Wonder Woman frock.
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