Eeyore has to be everyone’s favorite sad little donkey. To me this creation by Kristal, the partner of Jason Allemann, embodies the year 2020 perfectly. He looks so sad with those droopy ears, sad eyes and the semi permanent rain clowd above his head. Eeyore has had quite some redesign over the years. He started out as a grey and black donkey. In the animated series he still was grey but the inside of his ears was pink and he had a pink bow on the end of his tail making him look a bit more colourfull. Today Eeyore is a bit more purple/light blue coloured which makes him look a lot less depressed. I am glad Kristal went for the sad and grey variant of the beloved donkey. The demure tones of sand blue, sand green and olive green of the surrounding help Eeyore look even more sad…
These little LEGO fellers are cute as all heck! In true JK Brickworks fashion, builder duo Jason Allemann and Kristal give us not one, or two, but four critters with entirely different movements. It’s a bit maddening that they make it look so gosh darn easy. These simple mechanisms come together in a fun and unique display of kinetic magic.
Of course, standing still in the picture above doesn’t do them justice. But as soon as you see them move, you’ll be captivated. Click the link below to watch the full video!
It might be an accurate statement to say that Jason Allemann is having the best month ever. First he was our keynote speaker at BrickCon, where he also designed the commemorative model that we featured here. And now he…or rather JK Brickworks, has completed a series with this model. Why the distinction? Jason is merely the “J” half of JK Brickworks. “K” stands for Kristal and she is the driving force behind this model that is the final part of a trio of sculptures that explore the human mind. The first model, which can be seen at The LEGO House in Billund, explores the mind of an artist. The second sculpture explores the mind of an engineer. This third sculpture, however, might be the most therapeutic for a lot of us. It delves deep and gives us a peek inside a tortured mind.