If I were to describe the work of Jonas (LEGOLIZE IT MAN) I think the most appropriate word would be ‘stylish’. It is relatively easy to make a LEGO spaceship and take a picture of it. It is another thing altogether to make it look legitimately cool. Perhaps I am biased, but I would tend to think that your average person seeing this (whether being a LEGO fan or not) would say, “Well that looks rad!”
If Jonas were to publish a coffee table book full of prints of his work, I would buy it immediately. I would read it…and then I would be inspired to build cool LEGO sci-fi things.
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I like it when people’s builds make me want a coffee table book full of them.
Sean and Steph Mayo (AKA Siercon and Coral) have gained lots of altitude with their latest creation. The Macaw itself is incredible but the studio setting they have created highlights it very nicely. I also really love the signature in the bottom left corner of the “painting” and you have to admit that the Pick-a-Brick cup full of water is nice touch. My only questions is whether or not the cup is filled with official LEGO water…
Seb Toutouille (spidertoutouille) has recreated the iconic 1930 painting “American Gothic” by Grant Wood using minifigs and a bit of forced perspective.
It’s not quite perfect — I think the farmer could’ve and should’ve held the pitchfork vertically — but it’s a lovely scene nevertheless.
Many of you probably recognized this creation of a classic Shel Silverstein poem without reading the title. Jason Allemann (True Dimensions) captured all the details from the original artwork, even including the tiny worm peeking out of the cliff.
Does this count as a mosaic? Regardless, this creation by diegoboy is flippin’ rad!
I totally have revolution909 in my head now…and that is a good thing.
Many of you may have missed it, but it was hard to miss in the Netherlands, my home country: since yesterday we have a new king and queen: King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima (yes, that is the name given to her by her parents). This momentous occasion prompted Paul Toxopeus (P@u! +ox) to build these wonderful portraits.
Considering the limits of the colour palette, these are surprisingly recognisable. Hail to the new King!
No doubt that LEGO has been used as an artistic medium in and of itself. But I always get a huge kick out of artists using their LEGO creations as subject matter within another medium.
Case in point LEGOLIZE IT MAN’s inclusion of his Working Class Hero in this t-shirt design that he created for Swedish punk rock band Twopointeight.
I love seeing high quality LEGO builds, but I think I love seeing those designs crossing outside our niche even more.
And just in case anyone is interested in buying one…
Nick Barrett built a Lego version of a local sculpture in Newbury, Berkshire, UK. All the hinges, SNOT, and single stud connections must make this a fragile model, but at least it very well mimics the source.
“What’s this fine looking man doing on the front page of The Brothers Brick?” you say. “He doesn’t look like Lego!” Well, no, Bruce Lowell isn’t made of Lego, though we do suspect liquified ABS runs in his veins. His accoutrements are, however, made of Lego. Look closely, and you’ll see that the tie, tie clip, boutonniere, cuff links, belt, and even pocket square are all one-hundred percent brick. Bruce has pioneered an excellent way to show off your inner geek and look dashing doing it.
As part of OSCAR weekend, TheOneRing.net and Premiere Events presents An Unexpected Art Show to be held in Los Angeles, California on Friday, February 22, from 7 PM to 1 AM. Celebrating The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings and J.R.R. Tolkien’s Middle-earth, An Unexpected Art Show will feature inspired and influenced art pieces from paintings, drawings, and illustrations to prints from a variety of artists including LEGO brick built creations from OneLUG, Tommy Williamson, and Norbert Labuguen. The OneLUG will be displaying The Last March of the Ents and also unveiling their newest LOTR creation!!! If you live near Los Angeles, come and enjoy An Unexpected Art Show!!!