PBS documentary on LEGO artists

In their latest episode the PBS series, Off Book features LEGO art and 3 very different brick artists who are using LEGO bricks as a medium to express their art.  Their names should be familiar to you: Sean Kenney, Alex Kobbs, and Nathan Sawaya. Enjoy the short clip. 🙂

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.

Sean Kenney
Alex Kobbs
Nathan Sawaya

Music by:
Pixelord – http://soundcloud.com/pixelord
Project Divinity – http://www.jamendo.com/en/artist/2741/project-divinity
Da Robotz – http://soundcloud.com/da-robotz
Yusuke Tsutsumi – http://soundcloud.com/yusuke-tsutsumi
Tryad – http://www.jamendo.com/en/artist/104/tryad

Produced by Kornhaber Brown: http://www.kornhaberbrown.com

LEGO Exhibit & Sale by Singapore AFOL

I was flipping thru the papers looking for sales (erm, to plan where to shop over the weekend, haha), and came across this newspaper article in the Life! section of The Straits Times, the local newspaper.  So if you are an AFOL in Singapore and planning what to do over the weekend, you can consider to pop by the John Erdos Art gallery @ Dempsey Road.

Where: John Erdos Art, 6B Dempsey Road
When: Till 15th May, daily from 10am till 6pm
Admission: Free
Info: Call 6735 5130

If you want to read the article, do pop by the John Erdo’s website that has a scanned copy of the newspaper article from the Straits Times.

Some Videos to Enjoy & a bit of News

A collection of designer video for the Maersk Train, LEGO City Space in-store ad, DK video of the world record breaking Star Wars mosiac event last Oct, and a LEGO Comic Builder Demo video.  Hope that’s something for everyone.  Scroll below to see the videos…

Akunthita (aka TheBrickBlogger) shares news of a new FaceBook-like site for LEGO fans. I had a look but since I’m not into FB, I’m not really into the whole concept.  But I can imagine it being popular with FB-ers. Check out Brick Li.me to decide yourself. 

Hmm… and Star Wars fans, you may be interested to get a sneak peek at the 2012 Star Wars packaging as reported on StarWars.com. Darth Maul looks fierce!

LEGO Designer Video for Maersk Train 10219

LEGO 2011 City Space Ad  

LEGO Comic Builder Demo Video 

DK’s Building the Largest Mosiac in the World 


Sources: Maersk Train video via Eurobricks, LEGO City ad and Comic Builder Demo video from HKTOYSRUS Youtube channel, DK video indirectly via World Records Academy, and Star Wars 2012 box art news read 1st via Eurobricks.

2011 Oscar Best Picture Nominations: LEGO version

Came across the LEGO version of movie posters for the 2011 Oscars Best Picture nominees (or more formally known as the 83rd Academy Awards) that piqued my interest so I set about looking for the original movie posters to do a comparison. 

The verdict? Mostly fairly accurate, with one or two exceptions where I couldn’t find a movie poster version (since there are so many versions!) that matched the LEGO version. 

If you are interested, I think you can get the posters from Old Red Jalopy tho to be honest, I couldn’t find the posters on the website when I looked.

Enjoy! 😀

Black Swan

The Fighter


The Kids Are All Right

The King’s Speech

127 Hours

The Social Network

Toy Story 3

True Grit

Winter’s Bone

Source:  LEGO Posters by Old Red Jalopy Via The Next Movie 

LEGO MUJI sets – at a store near you in Dec?

Remember those LEGO sets created exclusively for MUJI last year? 

Ok, now that you get a better idea (yeah, paper & LEGO) and in case you want them, you may be able to get from your nearest MUJI store in December.  That’s what the official MUJI LEGO website says.  No details on whether any stores will be excluded from the wider distribution but I am hopeful that they will appear in Singapore (nah, no inside info just fingers crossed).  Not sure if I really want these tho… more for kids? 😛

Tattooing your minifigs

If you haven’t seen these 6 tattoo-ed minifigs, you should. They are pretty amazing considering they are created for a Pilot Extrafine pen ad campaign. Considering how small minifigs are and how intricate the tattoos are, I’m pretty convinced of the ‘extrafine’ bit. Problem is, I can’t imagine why I would need such a fine nibbed pen. Other than tattoo-ing a few minifigs of course, that is always a possibility…  Enjoy! 🙂

By the way, the illustrators are Diogo Dutra & Malen Feliz. Details of the ad creators below.

Advertising Agency: Grey, Barcelona, Spain
Art Directors: Jose Miguel Tortajada, Oscar Amodia, Dani Páez
Copywriters: Jürgen Krieger, Joan Mas, Luke Sholer
Photographer: Gonzalo Puertas
Illustrators: Diogo Dutra, Malen Feliz

Inside the Spraycan series

The latest MOC of ‘Inside the Spraycan’ series by Cole Bl♠q is brilliant.

Presenting Maelstrom:

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