Here's a Q&A interview from CNN about a New Yorker who is making a living as a Lego artist. What's the difference between being a guy who plays with Legos and a Lego artist? "I get paid!" says Nathan Sawaya, who adds: "In all seriousness, I've tried to take Lego in a direction it's never been before. I've tried to put it in a museum setting, and I've created very large-scale sculptures that are on tour for the next couple of years. And that's something that I think is a little different from your average hobbyist who's really just building for fun." The highlight of the story for me: Sawaya used to be a lawyer, but gave up that career to pursue his dream of building Lego art. At least now he's a contributing member of society... There's also a weird photo of Sawaya "bathing" in a bathtub filled with blue Legos. If you'd like to see his work in person, note that he has a touring exhibit, "The Art of the Brick," that will open at the Discovery Center Museum in Rockford, Ill., on June 15.
Playing with Legos for a living
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