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THE ART OF THE BRICK

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This weekend my brother came to visit, and since he is a massive Lego fan I decided to take him to the ART OF THE BRICK exhibition by Nathan Sawaya in Brick Lane (very fitting!) The exhibition included over 80 art sculptures which was created by millions of Lego building blocks – a recipe for success in my eyes.

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I have always been interested in Lego, as from a young age my parent would take us on holiday’s to Lego Land in Denmark almost every summer. I like how versatile the bricks are, that you can create almost anything out of these simple, colorful blocks and the fact that they have become a design classic & a must-have for kids all ages.

“Dreams are built…one brick at a time” – Nathan Sawaya

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The exhibition was great, almost like a Lego Land for grown ups. It was fun to go through the different rooms which all had different themes. My favorite area was where he showcased his Lego versions of classic paintings such as Mona Lisa & Scream. My brother’s highlight was probably the last room where the audience was encouraged to play.

I would recommend this exhibition for anyone who likes Lego..and who doesn’t?

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HOW TO MAKE BANANA CARAMEL MILKSHAKE

I love this super easy & delicious take on milkshake, especially since the key ingredient is banana. It is perfect for a snack, or even breakfast as it is just the right amount of sweet!

Banana caramel milkshake

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INGREDIENTS:
1 large banana (about 300g)
300ml milk
3 tbsp of caramel syrup
1 pinch of sea salt
1 crushed chocolate digestive biscuit

Banana caramel milkshake ingredients

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RECIPE:
#1 Peel & slice the banana, then freeze for at least 2 hours.
#2 When the banana pieces are frozen, take them out and place them into the blender.
#3 Pour the the milk & caramel syrup in along with the sea salt.
#4 Mix everything until there are no lumps left.
#5 Pour into a glass and decorate with a sprinkle of the crushed chocolate digestive biscuit and a drizzle of caramel syrup on top.
#6 Enjoy!

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