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A 10,000 LEGO sculpture of an ancient city is now at a Toronto museum

4 March 2021

A massive LEGO sculpture of a futuristic reimagining of an ancient West African trade hub has joined the Aga Khan Museum’s permanent collection. Made from about 100,000 black LEGO pieces, Kumbi Saleh 3020 CE, a 30 square feet sculpture, is part of Ghanaian-Canadian artist Ekow Nimako’s Museum-commissioned series "Building Black: Civilizations." The artist stated: "The Aga Khan Museum provided me with the resources and platform to explore my artistic craft and Ghanaian history while making it possible to share my insights and ideas with a vibrant and curious community."