The Park, a restaurant row between Monte Carlo and New York-New York on the Las Vegas Strip, has become a hub for public art.
Upping the selfie ante, The Park is currently playing host to Park People, a series of life-sized human figures fashioned entirely from Lego bricks.
The Park People series was created by Nathan Sawaya, and is said to “explore the conceptual and expressive potential of process driven forms of the human body.”
So, yeah, Lego people.
Here’s a little video we slapped together, mainly because video is the new reading. Or something.
Sawaya holds an intriguing distinction—he is said to own more Lego bricks than any other individual, with two million bricks in each of his two studios (one in L.A. and another in New York).
During our recent visit, guests were cozying up to the nine interactive figures, providing a memorable moment in Las Vegas for tourists and, as an added perk, great buzz for The Park.
According to the news release about Park People, the Lego figures are “situated curiously” on “elegant” wooden benches. There’s a reason “elegant” is in quotation marks. Mostly because they’re just benches.
Each Lego sculpture can take two to three weeks to build, and each Lego block must be glued into place.
The Park People exhibit ends Dec. 30, 2016, so if you’d like to see these Lego sculptures, you’d better step on it.
Because Lego. “Step on it.”