The Heimdall is a lesson in color-blocking

Sometimes a LEGO creation comes along that needs a double or even a triple take to really appreciate it. Such is the case with this Heimdall built by Lech Kulina. At first glance, does it take inspiration from a whale? A stingray? A bird? Maybe all three. One thing for sure is this ship is built with a whopping 7441 pieces and took Lech five months to design. He tells us the project is inspired by the imaginative art of Michal Kus, likely this piece. The biggest takeaway from Michal’s work is his use of color-blocking. This is a technique that uses colors that are opposites on the color wheel and pairs them together to make interesting and complementary color combinations. Often this is associated with fashion, but LEGO builders also utilize this technique with equal flair.

This close-up rearview showcases the complexity of angles and build techniques and introduces the striking use of yellow, a color not seen from the front view.

Heimdall - Engine's nozzle and fuel injectors

Each viewing of these images and others reveals more and more detail and, with it, a greater appreciation for this amazing spaceship. We hope that you, too, can take the time to give this ship a double or even a triple take as we have. This mark’s the first time we’ve featured Lech’s work, but if this Heimdall is any indicator, it certainly won’t be the last.