The work is a homage to Australian political activists, including the controversial WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.

Ai Weiwei image via Tracey Nearmy/AAP/ The Guardian Ai Weiwei image via Tracey Nearmy/AAP/ The Guardian

In October of this year, Lego refused to supply Weiwei with the material for the work. In revolt, Weiwei took to social media - which he has quite the following on - in a bid to land Lego donations. The work has two million pieces of lego.

Geoffrey Robertson QC, Peter Greste, Professor Gillian Triggs, and Rosie Batty, all political activists who campaign for human rights, the rights of indigenous Australians, and the rights of asylum seekers and sex workers, are all paid tribute to in Letgo Room.

"Andy Warhol | Ai Weiwei" which features Letgo Room is at the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne from 11th December 2015 - 26th April, 2016.

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