Large and life-like, it's LEGO unlike anything you've probably ever seen. New York-based artist Nathan Sawaya has created a new exhibition inside Discovery Times Square in the heart of New York City.

The exhibition, called "The Art of the Brick", features more than 100 sculptures made of LEGO bricks. Some of the sculptures are of life-sized humans, some are pop art figures.

"Yellow", a sculpture of a man ripping open his LEGO-filled chest was created using 11,014 LEGO bricks.

"I've worked with many different types of art medium over the years, but I just thought about this toy from my childhood and thought could I create large scale sculptures using just LEGO bricks and the reaction has just been fantastic. It makes the art accessible so that kids and families see the art and they can relate to it because we've all played with LEGO bricks at some point in our lives," Sawaya said.

While many of us played with LEGO bricks as children, few of us made a massive dinosaur sculpture.

The exhibition features a 20 foot T-Rex dinosaur skeleton made from 80,020 LEGO bricks. It is one of the largest pieces ever made by Sawaya.

"Art is about inspiring. So what you see here is various forms of art that I have done over the years that hopefully make you think a little bit, but also hopefully, you'll be inspired. Maybe you'll go home after seeing an exhibition like this and create a little art for yourself because I think that's important. Art is important in all of our lives."

Sawaya said he chose LEGO bricks as a medium for his art partly because the childhood toy is so accessible.

In addition to the large human and animal figures, there are also plenty of playful interpretations of recognisable art.

Edvard Munch's "The Scream" and Vermeer's "Girl with a Pearl Earring" got LEGOized, along with other masterpieces.

"The Art of the Brick" has been seen in Australia, Singapore and Taiwan. But Sawaya's show in New York City's Discovery Times Square is billed as "the world's biggest and most elaborate display of LEGO art ever."

Presented by Adam Justice