LEGO brings Van Gogh’s most famous painting to the third dimension with 1,500 fan-designed bricks
Always keeping an eye on its more mature fans, LEGO is preparing to release a set of the great work of Dutch painter Vincent Van Gogh, Starry Night.
But rather than form a flat mosaic of bricks to create the most famous image, Truman Cheng, a 25-year-old doctoral student from Hong Kong, constructed the whole scene as Van Gogh would have seen it – with the moon , the city , and the clouds in three dimensions.
The result is Starry Night in 3D, with a small LEGO figurine of Van Gogh with a brush, an easel and a palette, to be produced in partnership with the Metropolitan Museum of Art, where the original painting has been kept since 1935.
Cheng submitted the idea through LEGO ideaswhich allows fans to submit their own concepts for a set, and which has included intricate additions to Star Wars and Harry Potter sets.
Cheng relied on the realization of 3D painting to mimic Van Gogh’s brushstrokes and to lend the moon and clouds that famous swirling effervescence they possess.
The Little LEGO Painter can be attached to the frame to look like he’s painting from where he might have stood.
Alternatively, because a frame of LEGO bricks is part of the — it can be hung on the wall like a normal painting.
LEGO nearly went bankrupt in the 2000s after a few lackluster product launches, but was saved by the continued dedication of early adults who grew up with LEGO.
Subsequently, the Danish company has always thought of its more than 21 years, offering different more complicated sets, which can be combined with electronic components or particularly beautiful.
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For the current phase of nostalgia that American culture has wrapped around, LEGO has produced sets like the restaurant in Seinfeld, and other sets of popular 90s TV shows.
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The 1,552 pieces Starry Night will be available from LEGO at $169.00.
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