Nathan Sawaya worked for years as a high-powered attorney in New York before ditching that job to pursue his passion: creating art with Legos.
Yes, those Legos. And it's been paying off. Sawaya's creations sell for five and six figure sums and his client/collector list includes such diverse and notable names as pop star Lady Gaga, tennis great Andre Agassi, former President Bill Clinton and skateboarding icon Tony Hawk. Hundreds of his pieces are on display around the world as part of his global touring exhibition, The Art of the Brick, with about five occurring simultaneously at any given time.
"The whole reason I do these exhibitions is to inspire folks to go home and explore their own creativity," Sawaya told CNBC during a 2013 interview.