LEGO® exhibition in Brussels: The Art of the Brick
The LEGO exhibition on the Grand-Place in Brussels
If you go through the Grand Place in Brussels with your children do not miss the exhibition The Art of the Brick. it's about the new LEGO® exhibition in Brussels. LEGO "The Art of the Brick" is present in Brussels until the end of June 2023 and remains in the top of the most popular exhibitions in the city.
Did you know that its creator Nathan Sawaya used millions of LEGO bricks to create unique and fascinating sculptures. You got it, this incredibly creative and entertaining LEGO exhibition! On the program, LEGO sculptures inspired by nature, culture and history!
Art of the Brick is the most famous exhibition in the world. Brussels is not his first destination. She's already made a huge hit everywhere else — hence her appearance on CNN's must-see list. Do not waste time doing this activity with your children. Because the exhibition is temporary. It is advisable to book your tickets in advance to avoid queues.
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What can you see in the LEGO exhibition on the Grand-Place?
The collection features works by the artist Nathan Sawaya, a true Lego enthusiast. In total, no less than 1 million LEGO® bricks which in total form more than 70 works of art. Expect to find monumental Lego sculptures. Hence its name “The Art of Brick”. On the program, sculptures of animals, fruits, characters but also artist sculptures in LEGO:
- Vincent Van Gogh (The Starry Night),
- The Venus de Milo
- Scream by Edvard Munch.
If you want to see how the LEGO exhibit plays with color, light and movement to bring perspective and life to its characters, be sure to check it out.buy your entry ticket online
Admission tickets to the LEGO exhibition
Different types of entries are possible for The Art of the Brick in Brussels
- Free for less than 4 years
- Youth (4 to 17 years old)
- Adult (From 18 to 64 years old)
- Senior (65+), student or person with reduced mobility
- Family ticket (2 adults + min. 2 young people)
- Group ticket (min. 10 people)
- includes access to the experience, skip-the-line entry and a free poster
Our opinion on the LEGO exhibition?
- Older children and grandchildren passing through Brussels will find what they are looking for!
- The sculptures are impressive, in a subdued atmosphere.
- To do with family or lovers. This exhibit is just the right size. Ideal to do during a visit to the center of Brussels. Perfect if it rains because everything is covered.
- A kids zone for children to play at the end
Points to improve:
- It's too hot inside.
- The lighting is not ideal for reading the explanations.
Address and opening hours of the LEGO Grand-Place exhibition
You will find the museum at the end of the Grand-Place near the Starbucks. The exact address is: Grand-Place, 5
⌚Opening hours are
- Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays: 10 a.m. – 18 p.m. (last entry at 17 p.m.)
- Tuesdays and Wednesdays: closed
- Saturdays: 9 a.m. – 19 p.m. (last entry at 18 p.m.)
- Sundays: 9 a.m. – 18 p.m. (last entry at 17 p.m.)
⏳ Allow an hour for the visit.
♿ Easy access for people with reduced mobility as well as strollers.
Warning – do not confuse the LEGO ART OF THE BRICK Expo with:
Learn more about the LEGO brand
Would you like to know more about the history of the LEGO brick before diving into the world of LEGO sculptures in Brussels? It is not from yesterday…. Its origin marked several generations of young and old. LEGO was invented in 1932 by Danish Ole Kirk Christiansen. The latter wanted to offer an innovative and sustainable construction game for children. Did you know that the word LEGO is actually the contraction of two Danish words? " leg well which means "play well".
The LEGO as you know it today was born in 1949, in the post-war period. This is where the LEGO made its ABS plastic brick appearance (the one still used today). Since then, LEGO has become an emblematic company in popular culture, with derivative products, video games and amusement parks.
This exhibition can be seen as a source of inspiration for your own LEGO creations. You will be impressed by the meticulous and creative work of the artist Nathan Sawaya. Don't hesitate to follow her on her Instagram account… it has inspired several thousand subscribers to come and discover this unique exhibition.
In conclusion, if you are passionate about LEGO or simply curious to discover surprising works of art with your children, do not miss this exhibition "The Art of the Brick" in Brussels.