The Art of the Brick: DC Super Heroes

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The Art of the Brick: DC Super Heroes

The Art of the Brick: DC Super Heroes
4.5
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The world's largest LEGO(R) exhibition inspired by DC Characters Legendary LEGO artist Nathan Sawaya took London by storm in 2014 with his extraordinary exhibition THE ART OF THE BRICK(R). The Art of the Brick: DC Super Heroes includes over 120 large scale exhibits made from over 2 million LEGO bricks, all displayed in a purpose built space on London's South Bank, just minutes from Waterloo Station
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Neighborhood: Southbank
Big time attractions such as the London Eye and a thriving theatre scene (compliments of the National Theatre and the Young Vic) are but a few of the reasons that Southbank is such a collectively cherished part of town. With plenty of family friendly activities and venues lined up along a pedestrianized river bank between Westminster Bridge and Waterloo Bridge, visitors can always expect a casual and festive atmosphere. On top of all the fun stuff to do at Southbank is the opportunity to simply sit back and admire photo-op views of iconic landmarks like Parliament and St Paul's Cathedral, just on across the Thames.
How to get there
  • Waterloo • 5 min walk
  • Temple • 7 min walk

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Palais1968
Edgware, UK163 contributions
Amazing & suitable for all ages!!
Jun 2017 • Family
First time my 7 year old son and I visited a lego exhibition and both being DC Superheroes fans we were not disappointed! There is a wide variety of exhibits from posters to statues and the legendary batmobile. Some rarities as well since I hadn't come across some of the more obscure characters (although my son named them all)! There is an free interactive area to construct your own lego creation with arcade games as well as cafe and shop. As highlighted prices for the latter err on the expensive side but this is to be expected for a branded site in Central London. Previous reviews highlight poor directions which is valid. The exhibition is approximately 10 minutes walk from Waterloo station and well signposted with yellow signage. However, this disappers when you get closer - maybe the Riddler is at play?! Well worth the effort though!
Written March 30, 2018
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Xcloose
London, UK1,261 contributions
Super cool... but super small
Jul 2017 • Friends
I won a set of free tickets to this and it is something I knew I would love and so was so excited for it!

I felt a little let down when I saw the size of it however

I appreciate how much time and effort must go into each lego model, but you could literally walk through the whole thing in about 10/15 minutes
Written November 23, 2017
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Salma K
London, UK127 contributions
Fun day out for Lego fanatics
Aug 2017 • Family
Took my 9 Year old Lego fanatic and 16 year old teenager over summer. A great trip thoroughly enjoyed even by myself.
Well thought out and artistry pushed to the limits with quirky models of our all time favourite hero's and villains.
Written September 10, 2017
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cranhamrebecca
Nottingham, UK318 contributions
Models in their own league
Sep 2017 • Couples
Visited today and very pleasantly surprised! There is a huge rage of models, recreated scenes and comic book covers. The concept is novel and well worth a visit.

One mark deducted for the price of the exhibit which is a little steep and the shop which is outrageously expensive (but there is no pressure to buy anything).

Maybe DC but the place is marvellous!
Written September 9, 2017
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claire030579
London, UK29 contributions
Nice but not loads to see!
Sep 2017 • Family
Myself and my friend took 4 children here aged 13, 11 and two 7 year olds. There is no question that the Lego is amazing, the skills and time involved is without a doubt incredible, however we were in and out in about 35mins and at least 10 of those were spent playing with Lego at the end in the shop area. I just felt it was quite expensive for the amount of time it took. The shop was also so overpriced, you could get the Lego sets in Sainsbury's for a fraction of the price. If you love Lego and you have the money it's worth a visit but it won't take up a day, so worth looking for so free activities in the south bank to make it a day out!
Written September 7, 2017
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Rogers-Rambles
England, UK233 contributions
Super time with Superheroes
Sep 2017 • Family
Who doesn't like Lego?
Who doesn't love a Superhero?
Put the two together and you have an exhibition to keep children and those of us having a second childhood happy.
The exhibition is just behind Southbank. Once you have found the huge tent you enter a different world. The exhibition starts with a short video and then you are ready to wander but no touching! There are some amazing life size exhibits of every superhero and villain you can name. The atmospheric lighting does however make it slightly difficult to read the captions. If you are brave enough to enter the bat cave what you find is jaw dropping... I won't spoil it!
It took one 6 year old, one 84 year old and two over 21's about 40 minutes to go through and then the same amount of time was spent rummaging in the trays of bricks at the end where we were inspired to build creatures from our own imagination.
A super time was had by all.
Written September 4, 2017
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Lianne83
Horsham, UK187 contributions
Very impressive
Aug 2017 • Family
My son loves both Lego and superheroes so booked this as a treat at the end of the summer hols.

Took advantage of an online 20% discount, and was a little annoyed at paying for my 3 year old as she really got nothing out of it and came because she had to!

My son loved it though and the exhibits were really impressive. The Lego building area at the end is a nice touch too.

Spent about 1.5hrs - probably would have been longer without the youngest in tow so something to bear in mind.
Written September 3, 2017
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mrw25
Dursley, United Kingdom27 contributions
No need for special bricks
Sep 2017 • Family
Excellent models all achieved using standard bricks apart from the wheels on the Bat mobile. Presentation helped by the lighting.
Written September 2, 2017
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Deonna H
Gunnislake, UK117 contributions
Lego Wonderland
Aug 2017 • Friends
This place was amazing book tickets online (a bit pricey) i think but glad i took my nephew. We booked 10.00am and he was able to take all the photos he wanted and i think he took over 200 😉. The shop was also expensive but we bought a book explaining the exhibition. If you are into lego it's for you
Written August 31, 2017
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spannerwingnut
London, UK333 contributions
Great pieces - (but terrible lighting)
Aug 2017 • Couples
We went to this exhibition after already having been to Art of the Brick a few years ago at Brick Lane. We are Lego fans so obviously this new exhibition appealed to us! Nathan's work is amazing as always and worth a visit for any Lego or DC Comics fan. So clever. The pieces themselves were very impressive.
However a big downside was the lighting, it was really awful. Nothing was centred properly on each piece, lamps seemed like they have slipped out of position. The plaques explaining each piece were almost always in darkness so we had to use our phone torch to read them, none had their own lighting, and i feel a lot of the impact was lost if the large pieces. Maybe as it is towards the end of the run the maintenance has stopped but i would expect more from a high profile collaboration.
Written August 29, 2017
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