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.
Juxtapoz // Friday, June 08, 2012
With companies spending hundreds of thousands of dollars to attract your attention at E3, there is rarely a moment of downtime as you walk around the show floor. Amazing display booths, detailed and exact costumes, and booth babes all scream at you to pay attention to the games they support. These are the some of the things that make E3 like a 720,000 square foot mini-Vegas.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, June 06, 2012
The first Reebok Pump was obviously the best, although we did have a pair of the Blacktop Pumps for a bit that were quite sweet, especially when Sinbad was the celebrity pushing them in commercials. We digress. Alex Jones has created what we can only assume is the world's first and only Lego Reebok Pump, created for rapper Kamp One of Vienna. That's right, Vienna.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, May 16, 2012
They even let the Danish Crown Price Frederik place one of the last blocks on the tower, to honor the 80th Anniversary of the famed toy company, LEGO. In Seoul, Korea, in front of the Olympic Stadium, 4,000 children and over 500,000 LEGO blocks came together to create, at least for the time being, the tallest LEGO tower ever constructed at 105 feet. If this were done in America, after about 3-feet the kids would have been bored.
Juxtapoz // Saturday, May 12, 2012
We can't identify specific birds of Britain, we need Wikipedia for that. But now that we see DeTomaso Pantera's bird of Britain series, made from Lego bricks, we still sort of need Wikipedia to identify the birds of Britain. But we have colorful examples to go by.
Juxtapoz // Friday, March 23, 2012
Regardless that this was made with LEGOs (and might we say, some wonderful beheading scenes here and great effects with the LEGO characters), somebody took a ton of time to create this stop-motion piece, The Duel. The director's note: All effects (incl. motion blur/explosions/wind/wood etc.) are in shot and were happening as the picture is taken."
Juxtapoz // Monday, March 19, 2012
Danish company LEGO has a new ad campaign called Imagine, where they take the simple LEGO blocks and recreate iconic cartoon and animation characters. Look closely at this picture, and what do you see? We think you see Marge... and a Homer...
Top List // Wednesday, February 29, 2012
For those of us who came of age in the '70s and '80s, LEGOS were our life blood. Whether you built pre-designed sets or free-wheeled those plastic blocks into something only the pint-size architect could create or often understand, they are indelibly etched into our hearts, minds and pop culture. Here are some great examples of LEGO Art from those who chose not give up on their childhood dream of sitting and playing blocks.