Nathan Sawaya was born in Colville, Washington and raised in Veneta, Oregon. He attended New York University. Sawaya lives and works between his two studios located in New York City and Los Angeles.
Since his first solo exhibition, Sawaya’s artwork has grabbed the attention of art critics and pop culture novices alike. His artwork has been shown in major art institutions throughout the world, and held in the collection of both prominent private and public collections. Sawaya was the first contemporary artist to ever take LEGO into the art world as a medium. His work is obsessively and painstakingly crafted and is both beautiful and playful. Sawaya’s ability to transform LEGO bricks into something new, his devotion to scale and color perfection, the way he conceptualizes the action of the subject matter, enables him to elevate an ordinary toy to the status of fine art.
Japanese Lego creator who goes by the nickname Tary has sculpted one of the most delicious-looking collections of food made entirely from Lego blocks. From fruit and vegetables to bento boxes, junk food and even deserts.
One of Tary’s most recent creations was the Tendon tempura rice bowl. Using a combination of white blocks for the rice and yellow and orange blocks for the deep-fried shrimp tempura, he created a magnificent-looking meal that won 1st place in an original Lego model contest.
Hamburg-based ad agency Jung von Matt has created a new ad campaign for Danish toy giant, LEGO, where they have taken simple building block arrangements and created the most minimal compositions of iconic cartoons there ever could be. The Simpsons, Smurfs, TMNT, Bert & Ernie, and South Park, amongst others, are all here.
With a new Moleskine journal featuring LEGO bricks, both iconic companies have teamed up and created this fantastic video that has a little bit of fantasy to it. Who doesn’t want to fly? Buy the limited edition LEGO Moleskine here.
This house is made completely out of Legos. The guy that built it, Mike Doyle, came home from a vacation to Legoland and decided to take up a new hobby with his kid. He is obviously a pretty talented sculptor. Not your everyday choice of medium but it is working for him.
For that guy who always wanted one but can’t now ever afford the real one, you can get yourself involved in a 1:17 scale model of the Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4. And it will only cost you $59.99.
LEGO describes it as an “amazingly detailed 1:17 scale LEGO® model with opening doors and engine cover. It’s authentic right down to the engine and the famous Lamborghini rims! Includes instructions for rebuilding into a coupe Gallardo or spyder Gallardo with retractable top.”