NATHAN SAWAYA LEGO® OSCAR
The Oscar Statuette brick-built out of LEGO
Created and Designed by Nathan Sawaya
Includes artist-signed authenticity card
Academy Museum Exclusive
Shortly after the formation of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in 1927, the fledgling organization held a dinner in the Crystal Ballroom of the Biltmore Hotel in downtown Los Angeles to set out its goals. Among the topics discussed that night was how best to honor outstanding moviemaking achievements and thereby encourage excellence in all facets of motion picture production.
Agreeing to institute an annual award, the group turned its attention to creating a suitably majestic trophy. MGM art director Cedric Gibbons designed a statuette of a knight standing on a reel of film gripping a crusader’s sword. The Academy tapped Los Angeles sculptor George Stanley to realize the design in three dimensions – and the world-renowned statuette was born.
Nathan Sawaya is an award-winning artist who creates contemporary art out of LEGO® bricks. His global touring exhibitions, The Art of the Brick, feature large-scale sculptures made only of the toy building blocks. His work is obsessively and painstakingly crafted and is both beautiful and playful. In 2015, Sawaya was commissioned to recreate the iconic Academy Award® statuettes out of LEGO bricks for a performance of “Everything is Awesome” from The LEGO Movie, nominated for Best Song. During the production, the statuettes were handed out to the star-studded audience members, and instantly became highly sought-after collectibles. This is the first time these official brick-built statuettes have been made available to the general public.
- The statuettes come pre-built and secured together and packaged in our custom Academy Museum packaging.
- Height: 14 in”, Width/Depth: 3.5 in”
- We provide a card authenticating the piece which includes a signature from the artist.
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This product does not qualify for any discounts including museum membership discounts.