Several parents have complained about LEGO guns featuring in the Brick by Brick exhibition.\n\n\n\nAn argument is taking place around the Brick by Brick exhibition that is running at the Harley Gallery, near Sheffield, UK. Belfast artist David Turner has built a table of guns for the gallery, with the weapons featuring magazines containing LEGO bullets.\n\n\n\nNottinghamshire Live reports that parents are unhappy about the LEGO built guns. \n\n\n\n\u201cI took my two sons along because I was interested to see Lego-inspired artwork which my kids could copy at home,\u201d Barry Johnson told the website. \u201cI thought it was a very interesting exhibition but the guns, especially the multi-coloured handgun, was a bit too much. My kids are six and four and play with LEGO a lot at home and they are too young to be exposed to violence and guns.\u201d\n\n\n\nMother Michelle Hanley also reacted negatively to the display: \u201cI don\u2019t get angry by very much but this display of LEGO weapons really got me irate \u2026 My friend was so upset she started a petition and is threatening to boycott it unless the display is taken down. At the very least, staff should warn parents but there is nothing.\u201d\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\nThe brick-built weapons are accompanied by text explaining that Turner\u2019s childhood was shaped by the Troubles, stating: \u201cTurner\u2019s art is intended as a critical commentary on the atrocities of war.\u201d\n\n\n\n\u201cIt\u2019s good to have artwork created in the medium of LEGO as it\u2019s something that connects with people of all ages,\u201d said Lisa Gee, director of the gallery. \u201cWe are showing an exhibition created by artists from across the world, who have created work from LEGO because as a material they feel it adds an additional layer of meaning to their work.\u201d\n\n\n\nOther pieces on display include a model inspired by Philip Pullman\u2019s The Golden Compass and a sculpture based on Anthony Burgess\u2019s A Clockwork Orange. \n\n\n\nThe Brick by Brick exhibition will run at the Harley Gallery until April 19 and is free to visit.\n\n\n\n To continue to support the work of Brick Fanatics, please buy your LEGO sets from LEGO.com and Amazon using our affiliate links.