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Nathan Sawaya Heart of Brick Helps Doctors Talk to Young Patients

By: Matt Ho - Published: Jun 11, 2011 • References: brickartist and juxtapoz
This giant organ is the Nathan Sawaya Heart of Brick sculpture, the latest piece from an artist who has done many impressive sculptures in the past.

The Nathan Sawaya Heart of Brick piece adds to Sawaya's impressive portfolio of LEGO sculptures. This time, he's made the model for goodwill: he's donated it to Rady Children’s Hospital in San Diego. The idea was to help doctors talk to young patients about their hearts in a playful manner to which kids can relate. The model took over 100 hours to create and weighs in at 35 pounds.

The Heart of Brick sculpture is a fantastic way to educate kids about their heart without exposing them to the grittiness of the real thing. Nathan Sawaya has once again impressed with an detailed model that serves the greater good.