12 comments on “Giant LEGO Bridge

  1. RoscoHead

    Looks like they somehow managed to get about a 1/2 stud width between those 2 support beams.

  2. stephe

    @Paul Evans,

    this is NOT shopped at all, a little bit of research would help before grumping ’round.

  3. Paul Evans

    @alldarker, there’s a few things in the mix. Looked at the images on his own site only confirmed that it’s faked. It was the second of the two above which stood out for me…

    The colours are just far too flat – everywhere. Given that he’s laying this on with a brush, and given that the concrete surface it’s being applied to looks pretty narlly, there’d be significantly more texture show-through from the underlying material. There’s then really odd colour variance that shouldn’t be there, given that he seams to be using pre-mixed paint. For example, look at the green rings on the underside, they should be the exact same colour as the lime-green ‘brick’ edge, but they aren’t, they are distinctly more saturated.

    I’m a designer by trade, working in Photoshop all day, and having done a stack of photo-manipulation over the years, this looks like a coloured layer effect, carefully applied, rather than the real thing.

    The clearest evidence really is found in the following two images… http://www.megx.de/wp-content/gallery/lego-40/westdeutsche-zeitung-09-09.jpg http://www.megx.de/wp-content/gallery/lego-40/img_9146.jpg …look at the red ring that’s being truncated at the point where it disappears into the wall. In the news clipping there’s a little over half the ring showing, but in the other, there’s around four-fifths visible. Unless the bridge’s platform slides freely along that axis, those rings have moved. It’s classic inaccurate mapping of a graphic onto a surface.

  4. stephe

    http://www.wz-newsline.de/polopoly_fs/1.826166.1321986011!/httpImage/onlineImage.jpg_gen/derivatives/landscape_550/onlineImage.jpg

    zoom in in that picture (from another newspaper ) and you can clearly see that there is spraypaint on top of the bridge

    oh and here is a picture posted by some guy on facebook living 3 minutes away from that bridge, cause people were saying it’s shopped.

    https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/s720x720/532772_379261348781076_804547790_n.jpg

  5. zane houston

    Also, simply putting bricks on the bottom of a plate won’t add much structural support, so it must be fake

  6. Jai

    If it looks like there is some kind of trickery going on in the pictures, it may be partially due to the fact that the “bricks” and “plate” are painted onto things that weren’t constructed out of 90 degree angles.

    But to say that it looks fake… well, that seems like the greatest compliment of all, really. It totally looks unreal, and I love it.

  7. alldarker

    @Paul Evans: sincere thanks for your detailed explaination about your initial point of view. Honestly, I did have some doubts myself about this: the online pics I found after a quick Google search all seemed to show the same photo’s from the artist’s site, and if I had only read your explaination, without also seeing stephe’s extra proof, I’m sure your arguments would have swayed me to the Photoshop theory.
    Like Jai above states, I guess that saying “it’s just too good to be true” is the greatest compliment one could make!

  8. Studder

    I wonder why the Lego-model in his hand is with 2×4’s. Maybe he didn’t have 2×3’s.

    But what an idea! Brilliant.

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