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Lego Teams Up with Artist Hebru Brantley and Brotherhood Sister Sol for a Playspace in West Harlem

Updated: Aug 12, 2022

Lego and Artist Hebru Brantley Team Up with Brotherhood Sister Sol for a Playspace in West Harlem
Artist Hebru Brantley standing in front of "Fly Away Isles."

Lego has teamed up with artist Hebru Brantley and youth development organization Brotherhood Sister Sol to create a new playspace in West Harlem.

To mark the toy company's 90th anniversary, Brantley—known for his pop art, including his iconic Flyboy character—joined with children from the local nonprofit to transform a nearby public plaza into the play installation "Fly Away Isles."

Incorporating ideas suggested by the children, the colorful outdoor space features a whimsical rocket flying through clouds, headed toward volcanoes surrounded by "friendly" snakes.

The opening took place yesterday, August 10, on World Play Day.

The installation, which will remain open to the public through November 5, 2022, is located at the Johnny Hartman Plaza on Hamilton Place between W 143rd and 144th Streets.

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