The Dark Side of LEGO: Creepy Scenes Built with Blocks

New York City-based designer Mike Doyle has a talent with building blocks. We’re talking about Legos, of course. The artist even created a massive piece titled Contact I, which was composed with more than 200,000 Lego blocks. It’s part of the inaugural collection at the Museum of Realist Art in Boston. Doyle is also an author — and his Beautiful Lego book, published last year, showcased some of the most intricate designs across the world by Lego artists. On November 20, Doyle is publishing a follow-up book, Beautiful Lego 2: Dark, which we learned about on Beautiful/Decay. Think of it as Beautiful Lego’s evil twin. From creepy things that crawl and spooky houses, to sci-fi monsters and horrific scenes, Dark delights in Legos gone bad. See a preview of the book in our gallery. … Read More

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‘Infinite Jest,’ Recreated in Lego by an 11-Year-Old

This might be the best thing you’ll see on the internet all day. Earlier this year, English professor Kevin Griffith and his 11-year-old son Sebastian started Brickjest, a project in which they aimed to “translate” David Foster Wallace’s postmodernist classic Infinite Jest into Lego form. The final product has some 100 images, each of Lego scenes created by Sebastian based on his father’s descriptions. According to their website, the pair “first envisioned translating David Foster Wallace’s Infinite Jest into Lego after reading The Brick Bible, by Brendan Powell Smith. Wallace’s novel is probably the only contemporary text to offer a similar challenge to artists working in the medium of Lego.” Well, they certainly met the challenge. After the jump, check out a few of the best scenes, and then head on over to Brickjest to see the whole project. … Read More

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See the Grand Budapest Hotel Made Out of LEGO

To celebrate the DVD release of Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel, a LEGO replica of the gorgeous… Read More

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James Cameron’s ‘Aliens’ Recreated in LEGO

Maybe you’re someone who thinks that James Cameron’s big-budget, action-adventure Aliens is superior to the nuanced, claustrophobic, and downright terrifying predecessor directed by Ridley Scott. If you are, fine; I’ll try not to fight you about it. Instead, I’ll share these amazing recreations of scenes from Aliens featuring LEGO figures. Put together by Missing Brick, this series (spotted via Faith is Torment) captures the excitement and color palate of Cameron’s film pretty perfectly.  … Read More

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Famous Paintings Recreated With LEGO Blocks

Mosaics are awesome. Art is awesome. LEGOs are awesome. I’m sure there’s some complicated math equation to explain what’s very obvious here, but because I’m terrible at numbers, I’ll just posit that these LEGO-based reproductions of famous works of art by artist Marco Sodano are, in fact, very awesome. After the jump, see what it’d look like if Da Vinci, Van Gogh, and others used the colorful toy blocks as their preferred medium. … Read More

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Finally, a Revealing Trailer of ‘The Simpsons” Lego Makeover

Tabloids reeled today at the bounty of startling before/after pictures of the Simpson family’s plastic surgery mishaps. As with most aging stars… Read More

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15 Ultra Nerdy Lego Tattoos

They’re just tiny, colorful blocks of plastic, but as of this weekend, they’re Hollywood stars. Who knew a movie about Legos would win such rave reviews? “The Lego Movie is a massive collision of subversive humor, hyper-kinetic energy, mind-jangling design, spinning colors and about 15 million Legos, no exaggeration,” said the Los Angeles Times’ Betsy Sharkey in her review. A 12-year-old Lego champion even gave it a thumbs up. The cult of Lego has exploded in recent years, with minifigs and more making their way onto the flesh of the masses. Here are a few of the nerdiest Lego tattoos that are sure to appeal to your inner toy architect. … Read More

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10 Famous Album Covers Recreated in Lego

When an album becomes fully ingrained in a culture, or even within one person’s life, its cover art can become almost as recognizable as its tracklist. New Tumblr Lego Albums (first spotted via Dangerous Minds) puts our powers of instant recognition and nostalgia to the test, as creator Harry Heaton posts pixellated renderings of famous album covers that look like they were assembled using another great cultural artifact: Legos. The images are created digitally, and for those artistically inclined music fans, Heaton includes a step-by-step guide to creating your own. … Read More

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