Art, design, engineering, Lego and Education

A teacher at my nephew’s school described a series of drawing he had done as ‘drawings of my childhood toys’. He did not follow her guidance and titled the work ‘my hobbies’. The drawings were of Lego statues he had designed and made, he had designed one online and the design was made and sent to him by Lego.

To the teacher I say this is how to discourage engineers and designers, to my nephew I say keep at it and go for it.

This is art, design, engineering and Lego – this is Civil Engineering

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– from the BBC website

The world’s biggest display of Lego art is taking place at Discovery Times Square in New York. The Art of the Brick features more than 100 works of art created from millions of toy Lego bricks by sculpture Nathan Sawaya. They include Yellow (bottom left), Skulls (top left) and Swimmer (right). The exhibition runs until January 2014.