Created by artist Nathan Sawaya, this colourful exhibit depicts DC comic book heroes including Batman, Wonder Woman, Flash, Aquaman and Superman in large scale sculptures which used almost 2,000,000 bricks.
On entrance we were welcomed by a video of Nathan who explained his latest work before we entered the first space. Flash first caught my eye; walking around the sculpture I could not believe the detail that was involved in the piece and the realistic body positioning, bringing the art to life.
In the centre of the room was a circular display shelf showcasing a wide range of heroes like trophies.
Moving onto the Legends room the sculpture went next level with life sized fan favourites set against backdrops that depicted their famous settings.
Next was a blue room dedicated to Superman in many different forms; although all were impressive, my favourite was classic flying Superman who was suspended from the ceiling and had lego trailing from his cape, showing his extraordinary speed.
Turning the corner I was surprised by the change in tone, characters were turned into cubist pieces of art which reminded me of being a child and spending hours making figures out of Duplo.
Then it was onto one of my personal highlights: the villains room, with massive head structures taking centre stage, these were surrounded by personal heroes of mine including Harley Quinn, Catwoman, The Riddler and (of course) The Joker, who was eerily lit up to show his true menacing madness.
Though many visitors may know these characters from movies, throughout the exhibit there was focus on their comic book origins recreating iconic covers made beautifully out of LEGO bricks.
After taking in the incredible intricacy of the pieces of art we were onto the grand finale – Gotham. Batman is by far my favourite superhero with his struggle with internal darkness and band of insane villains to battle, so I was particularly excited to see how Nathan Sawaya was going to bring Gotham to life.
The room was dark, a huge batman structure towered over us beside his famous bat light shining onto an animated backdrop adding even more drama to the already intense room.
Lastly we crouched down and creeped through the Bat Cave to see the largest structure yet: the Bat Mobile, complete with flame spouting exhaust.
Back into the light we played in the interactive LEGO area where we attempted to make our own art out of LEGO bricks whilst chatting through our favourite bits.
Pablo being more of a classic hero fan was most impressed by laser eyed Superman where for me it was a toss up between the creepy under lit Joker and Gotham.
The Art of the Brick: DC Super Heroes is on until 3rd September, adult tickets cost £16.50 and in my opinion worth every penny to see such well executed works of art.