Nathan Sawaya’s newest collection is currently showing at Sydney’s Town Hall. The exhibition, The Art of The Brick, runs until February 5 and showcases his three dimensional LEGO sculptures and over-sized portraits. Sawaya’s largest sculpture is a dinosaur skeleton measuring about 20 meters long. It took him a whole Summer to complete.
Who doesn’t love LEGO? I don’t think anyone loves Lego more than my friend, Sean Kenney. Kenney holds the distinction of being a certified full-time Lego professional artist whose work has been featured in The New York Times and on BBC News. He was commissioned to do a sculpture of the Yankee Stadium, as well as the New York Stock Exchange building. At last count, Kenney owns over 1.5 million LEGO pieces.
These are examples of Arizona-based photographic artist, William LeGoullon’s micro-graph images. Created using a microscope mounted camera, this on-going series observes liquids in their solid form, and includes the most commonly consumed beverages in the world (other than H20). Here are coffee, wine, and Coca Cola.
LEGO artist Kevin J. Walter created a replica of Sauron’s fortress, Barad-dur, using over 50,000 LEGO pieces. The finished sculpture is almost as tall as Walter himself! Pretty amazing.
A few creative cats at Next Movie took the liberty upon themselves to revamp this season’s most anticipated movie posters. Their LEGO-fied touches truly give blockbusters a whole new meaning.
LEGO this, LEGO that, LEGO and make something clever, just like British artist Aaron Savage did. He recreated seminal album covers out of his childhood obsession. Hmmm, Aaron, please do a LEGO version of Coldplay next. It would probably have more charisma than the real thing.
In the long, storied history of marketing, product promotion, and brand reinvention, has there been a better case study than LEGO? I mean, really. This ubiqitious childhood staple has somehow bene re-pitched as an essential Gen Y toy, and a favourite of animators everywhere. This video by Studio Shelter is one of the best LEGO […]
Good ol’ LEGOS, they are always so clever. Take this new super-hero helmet that reads the comic strip captions aloud while you flip through the pages. They also claim it will inspire the kiddies to read along with them, so it becomes an educational toy. Whatever. It’s cool and I’m getting one for my three brothers, […]