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.
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.
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.
Yup, some people just have way too much time on their hands. Or talent at their disposal. Continuing enthusiatically in the trail of the mighty LEGO revival, Keith Goldman has assembled an impressive complex LEGO diorama of the classic mid-70s flick, Logan’s Run.
Check out Mike Stimpson’s Lego reinterpretations of classic photographs. Stimpson’s version of Malcolm Browne’s iconic 1963 photograph of the self-immolation of Thich Quang Duc is particularly twisted.