Somehow I missed a rescheduled flight in my emails, and showed up at the airport seven hours too early only to become embroiled in an aviation mystery to be solved. Luckily I managed to figure things out before having to purchase a new ticket for $250. That would have stung a lot.
I arrived in Moscow exhausted and hungry, and opted for an overpriced taxi to avoid worsening the situation. The Sputnik Hostel turned out to be first rate, and was a hundred feet away from Prada and Louis Vuitton so you know the neighborhood is top class.
NOBU and PRADA and LOUIS VUITTON, Oh My! – Sales manager in a luxury store for the largest watch retailer was my final job for “the Man” so none of this designer stuff really impresses me anymore. Being an international vagabond turns you into a minimalist. Most of the stuff I buy goes to loved ones back in the States. I buy the occasional special ring, small antiquity, or black Boss t-shirt for myself, but that’s as far as my retail therapy takes me these days.
One of the things that launched me on my adventure was the irony of selling costly timepieces. Here I was with my life dripping out of my sleeve, as I squandered my days selling $30,000 watches to petulant millionaires and billionaires. In the summer of 2014, my daughter married the man of her dreams, and my son eloped with his bride to Vegas. My former wife had remarried, and all the variables fell into place for me to begin my journey on January 1, 2015.
Basically, the job had become unbearable, I made the decision to escape on the first of the year, and I subconsciously set about sabotaging my continued employment so I couldn’t change my mind. I essentially decided my life was worth more than their money. As it turned out, I blew that pop stand before November because I needed every minute to prepare for my five-year journey, thus avoiding the dread Christmas rush. Sweet!
SPUTNIK HOSTEL – A FIVE-STAR HOSTEL, LOCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Modern Stainless Kitchen – Not only attractive, but the kitchen is also well stocked to handle all of your cooking needs as well as filtered water and hot water at a perpetual boil for tea or coffee.
You will feel right at home with attentive staff to help out with the sights and the sometimes confusing Metro system. The built in beds have plugs and shelves for your electronics. Key card locker drawers make accessing and stashing your laptop and valuables very convenient.
For me, there is no place else to stay in Moscow. It’s not a party hostel, but it is a great place to socialize and make friends. This is one of those no-brainer destinations guaranteed to please.
With the Bolshoi Theater within walking distance of my hostel, the local street murals reflect the upscale spirit of the neighborhood.
Maya Mikhailovna Plisetskaya – She was a Soviet-born ballet dancer, choreographer, ballet director, and actress. Nikita Khrushchev considered her to not only to be the best ballerina in the Soviet Union, but the best in the world.
APPROACHING RED SQUARE
GUM – Shopping Mall on the right – Photos of the inside to come.
DINNER WITH PETYA – Passion fruit mousse and coconut panna cotta with mango sauce.
TAKING THE SCENIC ROUTE TO THE PUSHKIN STATE MUSEUM
STROLLING THE GROUNDS OF THE KREMLIN
A REMINDER OF RUSSIA’S CHALLENGES IN WWII
A motorcade leaves the Kremlin with several police escorts joining the ranks. Vladimir Putin’s dog is being escorted to the Veterinarian.
THE PUSHKIN STATE MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS
This museum has a truly thorough and excellent collection of impressionist art. This is my second strong dose since the exhibit across the square from the Hermitage in St. Petersburg. There are two amazing Van Goghs and a collection of Matisse that will blow your mind. I adore this type of work, and although I will be in Paris in two months it will be hard to exceed this kind of quality in one space.
William ZORACH – Mother and Child – 1887-1966
Aristide MAILLOL – Flora -1910
Claude MONET – White Water-Lilies – 1899
Claude MONET – Vetheuil – 1901
Claude MONET – Le Boulevard des Capucines – 1873
Claude MONET – The Rocks of Belle-Ile – 1886
Louis VALTAT – Portrait of Paul Cézanne – 1910
Paul CÉZANNE – Trees in a Park – 1886-1887
Paul CÉZANNE – The Aqueduct – 1885-1887
Paul CÉZANNE – Peaches and Pears – 1895
Vincent VAN GOGH – Portrait of Doctor Rey – 1889
After cutting off part of his left ear in December 1888, Vincent van Gogh was taken to the hospital of Arles and placed in the care of Dr. Felix Rey. Rey proved to be one of Vincent’s most sympathetic doctors. He genuinely cared about the health and well-being of his mentally anguished patient. Eventually, Vincent would give Dr. Rey the portrait shown above as a gift. Rey, while appreciative, never really liked the painting and used it for years to repair a chicken coop. People of that time did not have the capacity to grasp his genius. Has anyone ever presented the suffering of prison with such beauty imbued throughout.
Vincent VAN GOGH – The Prison Courtyard – 1890
Vincent VAN GOGH – Landscape at Auvers after Rain – 1890
Paul GAUGIN – Self Portrait
Paul GAUGIN – Café at Arles – 1888
Paul GAUGIN – What Are You Jealous? – 1892
Paul GAUGIN – (“Tahiti is a Wonderful Land”, Gathering Fruit) – 1899
Paul GAUGIN – Matamoe (Death), Landscape with Peacocks – 1892
Paul GAUGIN – The Flight – 1901
Jules BASTIEN-LEPAGE – Village Lovers – 1882
Camille PISSARO – L’Avenue de L’Opera (Effect of the Snow Morning) – 1898
Edgar DEGAS – Blue Dancers – 1898
Edgar DEGAS – Dancer in Front of the Window – 1873-1875
Edgar DEGAS – Nude Drying Herself – 1888-1892
Auguste RODIN – Eternal Spring – 1884
Pierre-Auguste RENOIR – Bathing on the Seine – 1869
Pierre-Auguste RENOIR – Bouquet of Chrysanthemums and a Japanese Fan – 1880-1882
Pierre-Auguste RENOIR – Girls In Black – 1880
Pierre-Auguste RENOIR – Portrait of the Actress Jeanne Samary – 1877
Pierre-Auguste RENOIR – In The Garden – 1876-1880
Pierre-Auguste RENOIR – Nude Woman Sitting on a Couch – 1876
Henri MATISSE – Corner of the Artist’s Studio – 1912
Henri MATISSE – The Artist’s Studio (The Pink Studio) – 1911
Henri MATISSE – Nasturtiums and “La Dance” – 1912
Henri MATISSE – Arums, Irises and Mimosas – 1913
Henri MATISSE – Goldfish – 1911
“Goldfish” – Always a favorite, especially in person.
Henri MATISSE – Fruit and Bronze – 1910
Henri MATISSE – Spanish Woman with a Tamborine – 1909
Henri ROUSSEAU – The Poet and His Muse – 1909
Henri ROUSSEAU – Jaguar Attacking a Horse – 1910
André DERAIN – Table by the Window – 1912-1913
Pablo PICASSO – Portrait of the Poet Sabartés – 1901
Pablo PICASSO – Young Acrobat on a Ball – 1905
Pablo PICASSO – Harlequin and his Companion – 1901
Joan MÍRO – Composition – 1927
Move over Yoko, Míro had you beat by about fifty years with the “Yes” business that you used to captivate John Lennon, and subsequently, wheedle and manipulate your way into his life. Poor Cynthia, to be upstaged by that shrieking, Asian, avant-garde poseur. Clearly, the drugs had taken their toll on the lad for him to abandon her and his son for that opportunistic, meddlesome interloper.
Fernand LÉGER – Builders With Aloe – 1951
Fernand LÉGER – Composition – 1918
Wassily KANDINSKY – Blue Over Multicolored – 1925
Boris TASLITZSKY – Paris Metro Escalator, Evening – 1935
Marc CHAGALL – Nocturne (Night Scene) – 1947
Marc CHAGALL – The White Horse – 1960
Fernando BOTERO – Woman with a Pocket Mirror – 1976
It’s one thing to be rubbing statues out in the street for good luck, but for God’s sake keep your hands to yourselves in a State Museum. Look at how they’ve gone and rubbed the patina clean off her bum cheek. I guess the museum gave up on trying to monitor her buttocks. It does, however, add an amusing element to an already entertaining sculpture. It’s almost as if she’s trying to inspect the damage done to her by the excessive palpation administered to her tush.
MUSEUM OF COSMONAUTICS
If you are in Moscow you really need to pay your respects to the first man in space.
1957 – The year marking the beginning of the space race when the Sputnik satellite was launched.
YURI GAGARIN – The First Man in Space – One of Russia’s Greatest Heroes Ever
1961 – THE YEAR GAGARIN WENT INTO SPACE
GIANT FRIEZE – Gagarin is the Focal Point
EVEN SPUTNIK, HELD ALOFT BY A SCIENTIST BEHIND HIM, TAKES A BACK SEAT TO YURI
Yuri Gagarin’s smiling face welcomes you to the museum that his accomplishment helped to forge.
Many of the objects are replicas but that doesn’t diminish their historical importance.
THE FIRST EARTH SPUTNIK – Launched in the year of my birth, this diminutive orbiter sparked a space race that would span just over a decade culminating in man’s first steps on the moon. It was launched from Baikonur cosmodrome on October 4, 1957. It lasted 92 days and made 1400 orbits around the Earth.
BELKA & STRELKA – Man’s best friends who were the first two dogs to survive their launch into outer space on August 20, 1960. Belka on the right and Strelka on the left. They were just strays picked up off the streets of Moscow because the scientists figured they would better endure the harshness of outer space than their pure bred counterparts.
On August 19, 1960, they launched into space aboard Korabl-Sputnik 2. The dogs orbited the Earth more than a dozen times before landing the next day. They became four legged national heroes in their own right, and paved the way for Yuri Gagarin’s historic flight less than a year later. Those are indeed the two canine cosmonauts in the picture lovingly preserved for the ages.
STRELKA – She seems to be gazing towards the heavens that she once visited. Strelka continued to make history when her puppy, Pushinka, was gifted to First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy by Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev. Pushinka lived with the Kennedys in the White House.
YURI GAGARIN’S PRESS PHOTO
YURI DURING HIS HIS HISTORIC FLIGHT
SIMULATED RE-ENTRY INTO THE EARTH’S ATMOSPHERE
NO SOFT LANDING IN THE OCEAN. JUST A PARACHUTE AND A BOUNCING BALL.
Yuri beams as president Khrushchev relays his gratitude and congratulations on a successful mission. Truly a great moment in Russian history and the that of mankind. The whole world could smile along with this fresh-faced cosmonaut. An international hero was born. How anyone can visit Moscow and not this museum to pay their respects is beyond my comprehension.
GAGARIN’S TINY CAPSULE
CRAMPED QUARTERS – One of the things that qualified him for the mission is that he was only five foot two inches tall and able to fit into the puny payload.
SOME OF YURI’S MANY AWARDS
GIANT GAGARIN – A statue well in excess of his physical proportions, but not so of his spirit and bravery.
SIGNIFICANT SOVIET HARWARE
AUTOMATED LUNA-9 STATION – The descent capsule of the station made the first ever soft landing on the Moon (Ocean of Storms) on February 3, 1966 and sent a panoramic view of the lunar surface back to Earth.
LUNA-9 DESCENT CAPSULE – Its active operational life on the lunar surface was 75 hours. It made possible the study of the micro outline of the lunar terrain with the help of acquired images from the landing site, to define the size and form of depressions and stones, and to find signs of complex geologic processes.
SPACESUIT “BERKUT” FOR A SPACEWALK – On March 18th. 1965 Alexei Leonov made the first exit in history from a spacecraft into outer space. The duration of the spacewalk was 24 minutes.
As you can see the museum paid tribute to our space program and those of the international community. You can’t miss the Saturn V rocket that launched us on our way to a successful moon landing and return home. I miss those days when we could hold our heads high as Americans. Hopefully those days will return soon.
APOLLO-SOYUZ MISSION – Thomas Stafford Commemorative Bench – Little did I realize that I would come into contact with two of the men in the photograph above within the next hour. Commander Thomas Stafford is on the top left and Commander Alexei Leonov is on the top right. I was starving and went to the snack bar where I waited forever because they forgot my order. I finally ate and subsequently went to the men’s room from which emerged Alexei Leonov who cordially surrendered the space to me. I had seen another older gentleman who I suspected might be connected to the space program. Sure enough, it was Tom Stafford and, I was smack dab in the middle of an Apollo-Soyuz reunion interview. June 30th. 2017
APOLLO-SOYUZ COMMANDERS – General Thomas Stafford is wearing the blue tie on the left and General Alexei Leonov is seated on the right.
GENERAL SERGEI LEONOV – Commander of the Soyuz capsule during the Apollo-Soyuz Mission and pioneer of the Russian space program, General Leonov was the first man to walk in space in 1965. That was his space suit you saw earlier in the tour.
Two old friends prepare to give an interview at a time when we could use some positivity in our relations with Russia.
“Well we were about this far apart when we tapped on the thrusters to slow down to ease her in, and it worked like a charm. It was a little more worrisome for Alexei since we had the momentum and his ship was a lot lighter. Anyway, it was a big relief to be locked and docked.” The Apollo was 14.7 tons vs. the Soyuz 6.8 tons.
The Apollo-Soyuz first international mission was a symbol of the policy of détente that the two superpowers were pursuing at the time. Soyuz and Apollo docked on July 17, 1975, at 19:12 over the Elba River where Nazi forces were driven out of Russia. Both Leonov and Stafford’s father were fighting there at that particular moment in history.
During the flight five joint experiments were conducted, and the two crews got along very well. They were known to joke around a bit. Alexei insisted that the American crew join him in a drink of vodka which he insisted was a Russian custom. He then preferred a tube labeled Stolichnaya. Commander Stafford declined to say that it was against regulation for them to drink on duty. Commander Leonov revealed the ruse. It was actually just borscht, an equally traditional Russian liquid.
MIR ORBITAL SPACE STATION MODEL – The Apollo-Soyuz Mission helped to pave the way for the Mir program in 1986.
MIR SPACE STATION SIMULATION
A tricky bit of waste management, but if not for a trip to the museum bathroom I might have missed my rendezvous with two legends of space travel.
GUM – The ultra-luxurious, exclusive shopping mall right on Red Square.
Many of the stores were so exclusive you wouldn’t recognize the name. These are the kind of places that would charge you $300 for a plain black tee shirt. As it was I coughed up $80 for a nice Hugo Boss version.
If you’ve got stupid money to spend, this is the place to do it. I love my new shirt. It’s the most luxurious thing I’m traveling with clothing wise.
MOSCOW MUSEUM OF MODERN ART
Zurab TSERETELI – Antique Arch – 1934
The “Mirror’s Memory” installation cannot exist without the active participation of the viewer who by stepping onto a carpet sensor becomes its main character. There’s nobody standing next to me except for projections of a couple of blue jean adorned individuals who previously stood on the mat. I’m shooting this clever selfie in real time at waist lever. How fun, I’m a work of art. Overall the exhibition was pretty weak, but this made it all worthwhile in addition to the sculpture garden outside the museum.
Alexandra DEMENTIEVA – Drama House – 2009 – Push a bell and they come to the window.
Alexandra DEMENTIEVA – Blow into the spinner and your man will know what he’s in for.
Zurab TSERETELI – A celebrated and controversial Georgian artist who is known for some incredibly large scale sculptures, one of which you will see later on as I cross the bridge on my way to New Tretyakov Gallery.
Zurab TSERETELI – In Memory of Victims of Oppression – 2001
Zurab TSERETELI – In Memory of Victims of Oppression – 2001
Zurab TSERETELI – Pirosmani and Rousseau – 1934
Zurab TSERETELI – Vassili Kandinsky – 2013
Zurab TSERETELI – Musicians – 2013
Zurab TSERETELI – Grinder – 2004
Zurab TSERETELI – String Snapped (Vladimir Vysotsky) – 2004
Mikhail DRONOV – Swan Lake – 1956
Arnaldo POMODORO – Sun of the World – 1926
SEMPRE CON-FUSION RESTAURANT
Such amazing decor and cool restaurant to celebrate the halfway mark of my five-year mission. The food was delicious as was the environment.
THE WASHBASINS WERE MINIMALIST WORKS OF ART
However, the music left little to be desired and did not aid in the digestion. Firstly it bore little resemblance to the promised jazz. Secondly, the odd woman sounded like you took Yoko Ono, Bjork, and a cat and threw them all in a sack and then proceeded to beat on it with a stick. It was some of the worst self-absorbed, avant-garde nonsense that I have ever encountered. However, the all natural, cacao nib, stracciatella ice cream with a rich brownie was brilliant and managed to wash the bad taste out of my mouth.
Even her hand gestures were nausea inducing. Such pretentious crap rounded out with a guy sporting a man bun playing the cello really grated on my musical sensibilities. Jazz my azz.
One of their two dining rooms. The foliage is 3o years old and imported from the Netherlands. Clearly, they spent a fortune on the interior design. They’ve only been open for a month, but they better sort out their musical issues if they want to stay that way.
JULY FIRST- TWO THOUSAND SEVENTEEN – Today marks the halfway point in my five-year journey throughout the world. Who thought I would make it this far in my solo vagabonding endeavor? It’s really been very easy, except for Morocco of course. I do know that the whole process has been all the more pleasant because of the folks back in Mission Control, and the unexpected new friends I’ve encountered along the way.
Jason in San Diego has encouraged me and egged me on from the get go making sure flan the flames of my acerbic wit when misfortune arises. He was the first person to join me during my adventure abroad when we had an excellent time down in Playa del Carmen. His new healthy approach to living inspired me to lay off my last vice, marijuana. Of course, it really wasn’t agreeing with me anyway.
Karen in Oregon has continually left insightful comments and been an understanding ear when Morocco had me down or some Aussie was vomiting off of the top bunk above me. In fact, one of the reasons this year has gone so smoothly, is the time I spent in Portland planning for it. She cued me in on a spreadsheet system so I have the whole year of travel at my fingertips. Once while in customs, they were grilling me about my plans so I just whipped out the laptop and sorted it out on the spot. She will be joining me in Paris in September for a three-week French Adventure that will cover the Loire Valley, the Dordogne, Provence, and Marseille.
And of course my daughter Dina and I speak regularly on FaceTime, and I get to see my granddaughter Mia grow up until my next visit. My stepson, Danny and his wife Vilena have been a big help with my Russian adventure, and I will be meeting her here in Moscow for dinner on my last night. Vilena’s family live here and her brother in law was kind enough to take me out to a wonderful restaurant for dinner. The dessert was featured earlier in the post.
The blog has been more than just a chronicle. It has been the engine that drives this nomadic experience. It keeps me focused, and reminds me why I’m out here. More than anything it’s fun to do. I haven’t bothered with boosting readership yet. I’ve been happy to have this be an exclusive club for a select few, and often refer to people personally or include photos with certain individuals in mind. Who knows, maybe I’ll up the game or maybe not. My main focus is hitting 100 countries and finishing my five-year mission. A hundred countries will no doubt be completed well before the end of next year.
I have already made plans to return to Moscow after my five years are completed. On Victory Day, May 9th. of 2020, Moscow will celebrate the 75th. Anniversary of Russia’s successful counter-offensive of the Nazis and march into Berlin. Few Americans truly grasp the significance of the sacrifice of the Russian people during WWII in which it is estimated that their losses exceeded 24 million lives. Without their assistance, the West would have been hard-pressed to defeat Adolf Hitler.
Truth be told, the defeat of the Nazis was very much the result of a concerted international effort of which the rest of us owe Russia a debt of gratitude. If not that, at the very least the awareness of the severity of their suffering given that the Soviet Union truly bore the brunt of the overall casualties during WWII. It is for this reason that I will return to pay my respects to their memory and ultimate sacrifice.
THE NEW TRETYAKOV MUSEUM
Zurab TSERETELI – Peter the Great – Some find this work a bit over the top.
Giorgio DE CHIROCO – The Archaeologists – 1986
There was an extensive exhibition of this artist’s work at the museum, but photos were forbidden. Giorgio de Chiroco was a famous Italian painter, sculptor, poet, writer, set designer, one of the greatest masters of the avant-garde of the twentieth century, the forerunner of surrealism, and the founder of the movement “Metaphysical painting”.
Natalia GONCHAROVA – Bouquet and Bottle of Paint – 1909
Natalia GONCHAROVA – Smoker – 1911
Natalia GONCHAROVA – Autumn Evening (Spanish Women) – 1922-1928
Natalia GONCHAROVA – Still Life with a Pineapple – 1909
Natalia GONCHAROVA – Peacock in Bright Sunlight (Egyptian Style) – 1911
Ilya MASHKOV – Portrait of an Unknown Man with a Flower in his Buttonhole – 1910
Ilya MASHKOV – Pumpkin – 1914
Ilya MASHKOV – Self-Portrait – 1911
Alexandra EXTER – Venice – 1918
Aristarkh LENTULOV – Tverskoy Boulevard – 1917
Robert FALK – Red Furniture – 1920
Lyubov POPOVA – Italian Still Life – 1917-1918
Lyubov POPOVA – Composition with Figures (Two Figures) – 1913
Lyubov POPOVA – Painterly Construction – 1920
Alexander YAKOVLEV – Portrait of the Ballerina Anna Pavlova – 1924
Mikhail VERBOV – Portrait of I.S. Ostroukhov – 1924
Nikolai ULYANOV – Self-Portrait with Barber – 1914-1923
Sergei LUCHISKIN – Brass – 1925
Alexander DEINEKA – Before Going Down the Mine – 1925
Yuri PIMENOV – The New Moscow – 1937
Vladimir LEBEDEV – Portrait of Tsita Volina – 1933
Pyotr KONCHALOVSKY – Self-Portrait with Family – 1912
Pyotr KONCHALOVSKY – Portrait of Vsevolod Meyerhold – 1937
Pyotr KONCHALOVSKY – Lilac – 1933
Mikhail LARIONOV – The Interior with a Deck – 1909
Mikhail LARIONOV – Girl – 1930s
Alexander LAKTIONOV – Letter from the Front – 1947
Arkady PLASTOV – Spring – 1954
Yriy KUGATCH – Before the Dance – 1961
Tatyana YABLONSKAYA – Summer – 1967
Boris TURETSKY – Pilots – 1968
Marianna ROMANOVSKAYA – Hero (Andrei Sakharov) – 1993
Sergei SHERSTUK – Father and I – 1984
Viktor PIVOVAROV – Reflections – 1971
Yuri KUROLYOV – Brothers of the Cosmos – 1981
Konstantin YUON – New Planet – 1921
ART OF THE BRICK
On the adjacent building this image caught my eye. Having enjoyed Legos immensely as a child, I couldn’t resist an exhibition of Lego based art. I was also ready for a little bit of whimsy after all of the serious art over the past two weeks. I’m sure the man behind the Legos wouldn’t appreciate that comment, but that’s how I saw it. It was far and away better than the exhibit at the Moscow Museum of Modern Art and Artnet rated him the 8th. most popular artist in the world in 2012.
Nathan SAWAYA – Yellow – 11,014 Bricks
Nathan SAWAYA – The Beatles – “I Wanna Hold Your Brick”
Nathan SAWAYA – Ballet Blanc – 8,847 bricks
THE FIRST GALLERY
Nathan SAWAYA – Cello – 7,695 bricks
The artist’s representative had a word with me about referring to Mr. Sawaya’s artworks as whimsy. Overall I found our conversation to be productive, but his side of the proceedings tended to be a bit plastic. Nonetheless, I concluded upon further inspection, that although derivative in many cases, these pieces were incredibly difficult to execute effectively. A rectilinear based toy does not conform easily to the construction of organic shapes. When taking this into consideration, many of his creations are mind-blowing. It was about this time that I realized I had been talking with a large collection of blue Legos.
Nathan SAWAYA – Writer – 3,210 bricks
Nathan SAWAYA – Think! – 3,164 bricks
Nathan SAWAYA – Venus de Milo – 18,483 bricks
Nathan SAWAYA – The Parthenon – 30,201 bricks
Nathan SAWAYA – Michelangelo’s (The David) – 16,349 bricks
THREE DIMENSIONAL LEGO RENDERINGS
Nathan SAWAYA – American Gothic – 8,303 bricks
Nathan SAWAYA – Whistler’s Mother – 15,283 bricks
Nathan SAWAYA – The Kiss – 18,893 bricks
Nathan SAWAYA – The Scream – 3,991 bricks
TWO DIMENSIONAL LEGO RENDERINGS
Nathan SAWAYA – Starry Night – 3,493 bricks
Nathan SAWAYA – The Mona Lisa – 4,573 bricks
Nathan SAWAYA – Rembrandt Self-Portrait – 1,948 bricks
Nathan SAWAYA – Jimi – 1,203 bricks
Nathan SAWAYA – Warhol – 1,657 bricks
Nathan SAWAYA – Square Torso, Circular Torso, Triangular Torso – 29,409 bricks
Nathan SAWAYA – Hands – 15,161 bricks
Nathan SAWAYA – My Boy – 22,590 bricks
Nathan SAWAYA – Gray (Emerging Artist) – 23,678 bricks
Nathan SAWAYA – Dark Despair – 11,274 bricks
Nathan SAWAYA – Red Skull – 12,444
Nathan SAWAYA – Dinosaur – 80,020 bricks
LEGO PLAYROOM – FOR KIDS OF ALL AGES