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Some LEGO builders elevate the form to fine art in its own right, while others enjoy reproducing famous works of art with the brick. Find beautiful and thought-provoking LEGO artwork right here.

Artistic classics are literally out of this world

It’s been almost two years since we first covered the work of Polish artists Przemek and Marcin Surma, who publish drawings every week inspired by classic LEGO sets. Since then, they’ve created a whole new bunch, based on iconic sets from classic space themes of the 70s, 80s and 90s. Classic space fans should have no trouble recognizing some of their favorites from among this collection (but the original set numbers are included in each drawing, if you need help remembering).

What you see here is just a small sample – check their website for loads more.

Thanks to Nathan Dusciuc for the tip!

Art Imitating Art

TKH takes his signature “sparkly-eyed female” building style away from the usual Anime fare for a moment, to take us behind the scenes of some classic works of art. Apparently Johannes Vermeer’s Girl With a Pearl Earring was having a little snake trouble …which may explain her distracted look!

 

Also check out Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa failing to get comfortable, and Jacques-Louis David’s Napoleon Crossing the Alps preparing to eat some snow.

A Brick-built Schwibbogen for Christmas

Don’t worry if you don’t know what a Schwibbogen is – I didn’t either. As builder Robert H. kindly explains, it’s a type of traditional German Christmas decoration in the form of an ornate candle holder. Robert’s full-size LEGO Schwibbogen is modeled after a famous one, and depicts artisans at work.

Schwibbogen

Mr. and Mrs. Harold Healy Are Looking as Sturdy as Ever

Architectural guru Erwin te Kortschot is back to creating brilliant LEGO skyscrapers. His most recent is a translation of one of the artist Achilles Gildo Rizzoli’s drawings, a portrait of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Healy in architectural form. Erwin’s interpretation of the sketch into brick form makes a very visually interesting tower.

Mr. & Mrs. Harold Healy