Nathan Sawaya attended and graduated from New York University with bachelor’s and law degrees. He began practicing law in Hollywood, California with the international law firm of Winston & Strawn.
In 2004, Nathan left his career in law to create sculptures out of Lego full-time. While not an employee of the Lego company, he has been officially recognized as one of the top Lego builders in the world and is endorsed as a Lego Certified Professional.
He maintains two working studios — one in New York and one in Los Angeles — where he creates Lego versions of famous objects, and original concepts as well as taking custom commissions. He has access to over 1.5 billion Lego bricks at any given time.
Nathan’s work has been displayed all over the world, including the popular “The Art of the Brick,” which has had numerous global presentations.
He still yells when he steps on one in the dark in the middle of the night.