Is it just me or running shoes look especially cool with massive city landmarks in the background? Look at this fantastic graffiti concept by Toryman. It’s just a shoe and N Seoul Tower, but there’s such an awesome vibe to this art.
Of course, it’s not “just” a shoe and “just” a tower. Take a closer look to notice all the cool LEGO element applications for perfect 3D effect.
Builder Lego_nuts has cobbled together yet another stunning LEGO model, this one direct from the pages of a Brothers Grimm classic: The Elves and the Shoemaker. It’s good to see their expressive figure design from this Van Gogh piece reused here for the shoemaker and his wife. Putting the humans in this scale both makes for some adorable minifigure-scale elves, but it also allows for such magnificent detail in the rest of the build. You can see the scraps of cloth strewn throughout the workshop, all of the official parts from a LEGO set. And there’s the intricate nature of the sewing machine and grandfather clock, excellent builds just on their own. But what really gets me most about this design are the 19 different shoe designs hiding throughout it!
And in case you’ve already started counting the shoes, there are technically 21 unique shoe styles, not 19. You can see the shoes worn by the shoemaker and his wife in this accompanying video, even though they’re not visible in the final photo. In the video, they walk through all the components of the build, from heel to toe.
It seems that Sneakerheads have found a new way to collect their favorite classic designs without devastating their bank accounts. Ever since the introduction of the LEGO 10282 Adidas Originals Superstar set, I’ve personally been looking forward to seeing how sneaker fanatics would adapt their own bricks into iconic shoes from the past and present. Builder John Huang is one such inspired fan. He’s made a few different sneakers so far but this Adidas Stan Smith model is the first to feature a brick-built display. The shoe itself is well built, capturing the sleek, simple design of its namesake and its patch of vivid green on the heel. The display stand for the shoe is based on the lid of an Adidas shoebox and John did a great job at capturing the angles of the iconic Adidas stripes, as well as the logo on the sides of the lid.
Since last year, LEGO has been working together with Adidas for the new collections of kids’ clothes and sneakers, like ZX 8000. Today, the partnership takes a step further with something anyone hardly expected, as LEGO unveils the 10282 Adidas Originals Superstar set. This 731-piece brick-built replica of the iconic Adidas shoe ships in unique packaging, and will be available from July 1 for US $79.99 | CAN $109.99 | UK £79.99. Check out our early review of the set for full hands-on coverage of the set.
We first learned about the collaboration between LEGO and Adidas last September when the teaser appeared on social media. Recalling some of the previous LEGO Wear products, the fans rightfully expected nothing more than several pairs of LEGO-themed running shoes in Adidas stores. Although the actual Adidas ZX 8000 sneakers were an instant hit, hardly could we see what the collaboration may bring in the future. As it turns out, LEGO designers saw a unique opportunity to take the partnership to the next level, building an Adidas Superstar sneaker with LEGO bricks. This way comes 10282 Adidas Originals Superstar, a 731-piece model of the most iconic Adidas shoe. The set will be available from July 1 for US $79.99 | CAN $109.99 | UK £79.99. And it’s so much more than just a building set: to understand better what actually this product is, we talked to Florian Müller, Senior Designer, who took the idea from the concept to the actual model in the box.
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Judging by today’s teaser published by LEGO all across its social feeds, the new co-branded set is dropping on July 1. We’ve seen LEGO partnering with Adidas for shoes and sportswear before, but the new set looks like a buildable Adidas shoe, which is something totally new in the collaboration of the companies.
Being an adult fan of LEGO isn’t easy these days. Before, all you needed was to buy new sets and to visit local meet-ups. Today, it’s not only about organizing your collection and home displays but also about updating your wardrobe. However, it looks like builder mcvennie decided to build a pair of the latest Adidas ZX 8000 instead of spending a hefty sum chasing exclusive shoes. I’d say the LEGO version of the LEGO sneakers looks as good as the real ones. The colors are obviously spot on, and I particularly love the abundance of open studs; there’s no better way to give something a LEGO identity. Now, I wonder if I have enough bricks to build some in my size…