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Some scary-good geometry in LEGO

Over on Instagram, Zachary Steinman has a reputation for creating some phenomenal geometric forms out of LEGO. So much so that LEGO House in Billund, Denmark has even noticed his art and put it on display in their LEGO House Masterpiece Gallery. This skull-shaped cube ditches his usual symmetrical design and instead depicts a bony grimace through some wild texturing. It’s a build that combines an onslaught of 1×2 curved slopes and rounded 1×1 tiles with a stark color difference to make something that feels very Jack Skellington-meets-Minecraft.

Bricks aren’t supposed to bend that way!

Master of the geometric LEGO construct, Zachary Steinman has produced another marvelous sculpture. The three coordinate planes (xy, yz, and xz) all head toward a singular intersection at a central point. But instead of meeting, they bend into one another, creating this star-like shape. The bend is created in our favorite plastic medium by placing 1×2 rectangular bricks next to 1×1 round bricks, allowing for a curve without sacrificing stability. While this technique is no stranger to many a LEGO Castle builder, it’s nice to see it in a simple and artistic application such as this one.