Juxtapoz // Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Entertain your Super Bowl party/Academy Awards guests (or guest, maybe you keep it low key) with something a little more arty this year. We suggest going LEGO, as in LEGO ice cube blocks in yer whiskey and... er, in your Coke or ice water. Make 10 at a time, build yourself a good evening.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, October 16, 2012
If you are a human, which we assume you are, then you have to be impressed and probably have watched the amazing, 24-mile skydive-human flying-jump by Felix Baumgartner this past weekend. Of course, these things can't be immortalized unless they are Lego-ized. Which has been done now at Vienna’s Model Maker Fair.
Illustration // Thursday, September 27, 2012
'My current series of work explores the idea of evoking nostalgia through the depiction of toys. As I grow older, I see it fit to immortalize these forgotten objects from my childhood into paintings. The paintings serve as a retrospective of my lost youth. They are the embodiment of a sacred time in my life and many other people’s lives when there are no responsibilities or pressures. My crossing over from childhood to adulthood has left me with a longing for the easy life...'
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, August 14, 2012
We love how this video starts, and how 17 minutes later, we love LEGO even more than we do everyday. You have probably seen this before, a LEGO brick, but the story of the now 80-year old brand is something we should all know. Especially when animated and made by the good people of LEGO themselves.
Juxtapoz // Monday, August 06, 2012
It could be center to some, centre to others. Either way, if you are going to host the Olympics, you better have some LEGO models ready for us all to see as well. In this case, a model of the 2012 Olympics Aquatic Center was built for the LUG Showcase in the Stratford LEGO store, next to the London 2012 Olympics park.
Juxtapoz // Saturday, July 28, 2012
Custom LEGO builder Julian Fong took over a year to create the custom LEGO Street Fighter mini set, just in time to celebrate the landmark video games 25th birthday. The hand-painted figures have even been submitted to become an actual series.
Juxtapoz // Friday, July 13, 2012
We actually reallly like the size here in the construction of the world's first Lego Colosseum, created by certified Lego builder, Ryan McNaught. Over 200.000 bricks were needed to create this Roman scene and structure, and you even get the outdoor pavillions and walkways with gladiators and rulers surrounding the great Colosseum.
Juxtapoz // Friday, July 06, 2012
We endorse small towns in the middle of nowhere creating a public art project that resonates beyond their isolation, hell, we wrote an entire essay on the topic in our May 2012 Public Art Issue. In the mining town of Broken Hill in New South Wales, Australia, LEGO continues their celebration of their 50th birthday with a life-sized, LEGO forest in the desert.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, June 21, 2012
This isn't the first time we have posted about Jason Freeny and his dissection of pop-culture toys (see Care Bears), but we have to hand it to him on these giant LEGO men that he has sculpted and, of course, dissected. Nothing says Thursday morning blues like seeing the hypothetical guts of your favorite children's toys.
Juxtapoz // Monday, June 18, 2012
Have LEGOs, will travel. Sean Kenney's traveling exhibition, Nature Connects, is currently on display at Reiman Gardens in Ames, Iowa, where 27 life-sized LEGO animal sculptures were crafted by Kenney and his team. It only takes from 60 hours to 6 weeks to create these steel-framed supported LEGO animals.