With Lego celebrating 50 years in the brick game and the momumentel Olympic Games around the corner it is welcoming to see the city featured in large and replicated in great detail by Lego. Beijing’s newest centres hosting the games have been created using 300,00 Lego bricks along with 4,500 mini figures with the city featuring a sports complex, swimming arena, and even residential housing. This remarkable exhibition will be up until August 31th at the Grand Century Place in Hong Kong.
The skilled landmark modeler Arthur Gugick’s recent landmark lego sculpture is made for a special purpose; it is a commissioned piece for an Australian movie called Taj (more details on MOCpages). Here’s an interesting fact: the model was constructed to be purposely damaged in the movie, and specilized fracture-points were incorporated so the model would break apart into about 40 pieces when it gets tipped over in one of the scenes.
Lego personifications are nothing new and neither are the varieties of Chess sets that I have come across in the past. But marry the two ideas and you have the LEGO Castle Giant Chess Set, which is simply astounding. You can pre-order the 2,481-piece (576 of which are the individual shiny block tops on the playfield) set now, and it ships July 1st. If dungeons, evil witches, trolls, dwarfs, knights, kings, are your style, then get ready this exquisite indulgence.
Huw Millington sends word of a Brickish Association event he recently attended, where the centerpiece was a 6x version of 375/6075 Castle — aka “The Yellow Castle” or “What I wanted for Christmas 1978 and why I’m still not speaking to my parents, 30 years later.”
The director of the museum said “On opening day, we had to open the doors five hours early to accommodate the hundreds of guests waiting in line outside. In my 28 years in this business, I have never seen a response to a show like this before.”
The Art of the Brick has now opened at the Discovery Center Museum and will run through to September 3.
The unusual thing about the sculptures of Nathan Sawaya is that they are made entirely from LEGO bricks! The Art of the Brick exhibition has more than thirty works on display with almost one million pieces of lego used to make them.
I wonder how difficult it is to convince collectors that LEGO is of as much value as oils or marble to create art. I like his mosaic portraits here.
I have been asked to expose some more of Arvo’s creations… well, there you go Brian.
A masterful Lego builder that goes by the name of Arvo is the man responsible for this unbelievably awesome Iron Man figure. And with results like that, the dude doesn’t even need a last name. Just whispering “Arvo” will get grab the attention of geeks the world over. via Brothers Brick