“The Birth of Venus” by Sandro Botticelli is one of those paintings that you study in Art History, poring over the symbolism and innovative Renaissance techniques until the painting becomes one with the millions of reproductions you’ve seen all your life, losing any interest or meaning it may have had. (Clearly, I much prefer “Primavera”…) So, I’m always pleased to run across a refreshing new take on a classic work of art. Polish builder Bartłomiej Sekuła has built a three-dimensional version of the painting reminiscent of a tableau vivant, with minifigs representing each of the figures in the original work.
That’s actually pretty cool on its own, but Bartłomiej goes one step further with a parody version of this iconic scene.
Titled “The Birth of Wyldstyle,” I realize that he’s just replaced his original minifigs with stock minifigs from The LEGO Movie, but it’s pretty hilarious.