Last year a set of Lego ice creams by multimedia artist Henning Birkeland stole our hearts and the Most Loved vote, and since then we've noticed a number of brilliant creations in Lego cropping up all over the place. Finally, the announcement that an exhibition of vast Lego sculptures will go on display at the Old Truman Brewery in Shoreditch this September tipped the balance and confirmed our notion that the time was ripe for a full-blown Lego celebration. Accordingly, we have picked three of our favourite recent Lego moments for your delectation. Each exploiting the endless potential the medium holds, these works prove that Lego holds a charm that extends well beyond childhood.
First up, this series of masterpieces re-rendered in the toy blocks to wonderful, pixelated effect which formed part of an ingenious Lego advertising campaign. Van Gogh has never looked so cubist.
A recent collaboration between Harper's Bazaar and Lego spawned four of fashion's favourite designers in mini Lego versions – including Alber Elbaz looking particularly endearing in oversized glittery bow tie and Marc Jacobs complete with stubble and kilt.Finally, we're besotted by these inspired Lego recreations of famous album artworks by artist Aaron Savage, which see Grace Jones doing her thing (albeit in a somewhat more static manner) and an aptly serious Lego soldier fronting The Smith's Meat is Murder.
Text by Daisy Woodward