I have my parents in town at the moment. My mother, like most mothers, is the easy one. Dad on the other hand is a bit like a cat on hot bricks as soon as he sets foot in a city – any city, whether London or Singapore – and needs more looking after.
Once I’ve exhausted the ‘let’s go to the Botanics’ option (by day two then), I need something else.
This time, something else came in the form of a wildly successful trip to the Art Science Museum to see the Art of Brick exhibition (I rather disparagingly referred to it, pre-visit, as ‘the lego exhibition’ but having been and loved it, I think that’s a slightly unfair description).
It’s actually a very impressive sculpture exhibition using the untapped and, let’s face it, slightly weird medium of lego. The artist is New Yorker Nathan Sawaya.
The planning and time the construction of each piece must have taken is totally mind blowing. My favourites include his most famous one: ‘Yellow’, (main picture, above) as well as the huge 6m long lego replica of a T-Rex skeleton which instantly transports you back to the central hall of the Natural History Museum in London…and all for the price of a $15 museum ticket:
It’s been on since November, so I’m a little slow on the uptake. It runs until 14th April and is worth a visit with out-of-towners, fathers, children or frankly…whoever.