The World of Lego Art

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The lovely PBS series Off Book sets its sights on artists that have chosen LEGO bricks as their medium, and the spectacular plastic works they create.

LEGO blocks are one of the most beloved toys in the world, playing a role in many a person’s childhood. But for some creators, LEGO has evolved from toy to art form. In this episode, we talk to three LEGO artists who have made beautiful mosaics, amazing stop-motion videos, thoughtful sculptures, and have turned these tiny building blocks into a true artistic medium.

LEGO bricks have been used by artists and designers to create some rather spectacular works, from abstract to architectural, and what used to be considered mere child’s play is now the preferred medium for square artists across the globe.

Image above (more here) from Andrew Lipson’s LEGO Page where you can find more Lego Escher models. Also, find out what happens When LEGO meets Fine Art and visit the wonderful Little Artists, Cake & Neave’s sculptures and photographs restaging icons of contemporary art in Lego.

- Weburbanist – Fantastic Plastic: 20 Essential Works of LEGO Art

More at – The Art of the Brick.