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“The art of the brick”
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Amsterdam EXPO
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Owner description: Amsterdam EXPO is home to the world's best and most popular traveling exhibitions. This metropolitan museum aims to entertain, engage, educate and astound the Dutch public ★ NOW ON DISPLAY: Giants of the Ice Age, the largest exhibition on the ice age ever created. Only 3 months in The Netherlands, until March 1 2015 ★ PREVIOUS EXHIBITIONS: 'The Art of the Brick', 'Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition', 'Pixar: 25 Years of Animation', 'Toetanchamon, zijn graf en zijn schatten', 'Body Worlds & The Story of the Heart'.
Guatemala City, Guatemala
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“The art of the brick”
Reviewed 30 June 2014

Excellent expo for all ages.
Take away message: art is everywhere. And shouldn't it be that way?
Lightning was impressive, but sometimes a bit off, especially with "Mask".

Visited June 2014
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Spisska Nova Ves, Slovakia
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Great for kids 6+”
Reviewed 27 June 2014 via mobile

I personally loved it . It's easy to get there from the centrum of Amsterdam ( tram No 5 , get off at Zuid Amsterdam , WTC ) . Audio presentation is very good and the art work is great . There is a play area for kids at the end of the exhibition .

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Thank ADRIANA M
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Art of the Brick”
Reviewed 22 June 2014

On first look I was going to give this exhibition a miss with the entrance fee being so pricey however 17 euros is not bad for something I ended up really enjoying. The artwork, made from lego bricks, by Nathan are amazing and the extensive creations were mind blowing, making me feel quite nostalgic about the fact that all of the pieces had been created with a child's toy well known around the world. I did really enjoy the audio that was alongside most of the creations with an explanation from the creator as to how he created the piece and what was its meaning and the most challenging aspect. I will look out for more exhibitions next time I am in Amsterdam and I also hope to see more of Nathans work in other places.

Visited June 2014
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3 Thank choccyeclare
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Guildford, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
“Great venue”
Reviewed 18 June 2014

I came here to see the Art of the Brick exhibition, which is great in itself, but the Expo is a great venue for such an event. Easy to get to, good restaurants nearby, it's all good.

Visited June 2014
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Thank PeteWils
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Scotland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
“Life of the brick....way too overpriced!”
Reviewed 18 June 2014

On holiday in Amsterdam we seen this advertised and decided to go one afternoon. At €38 euros for two of us it took only 45-50 mins to go round. Sure there are some good pieces with Lego but this is extortionately priced. Upon leaving felt slightly ripped off. This should be at least 50% cheaper to be more accepting as a paying tourist. Not sure Id shell out if honest unless a major Lego enthusiast.

Visited June 2014
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1 Thank Evievi123139
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AmsterdamEXPO, Manager at Amsterdam EXPO, responded to this review, 7 July 2014
Hi Evievi123139,

That was a quick visit! I hope you did the audio tour to get all the background stories about the brick artist Nathan Sawaya. To get some insights how he built his beautiful LEGO artworks, how he became a brick artist and to see the timelapse videos of the building process. Usually a tour with the audio guide takes you 1,5 - 2 hours, watching the LEGO documentary in the cinema and creating your own LEGO artwork at the Play Zone not included yet.

We hope you are at least inspired by the beautiful LEGO pieces.
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