Thursday, October 23

The Line Between Lego and Art.

The majority of AFOLs, TFOLs, and KFOLs in the online community are familiar with the work of Nathan Sawaya, which ranges from tiny, to utterly massive.

Nathan's work is impressive for a couple reasons, one being the skillful way that he fits the bricks into shapes and forms that we as fleshy meatbags can connect to, and the other being the media coverage that he's garnered for Lego building as an art medium.

That being said, this post isn't about Mr. Sawaya.

It's about this piece.
Fistful of Bricks

This piece was uploaded by Ryan H/Eldeeem yesterday, and I'm blown away by it.

It's fairly simple, but the message it conveys can't be denied either.

Using the time worn method of casting random body-parts, and fusing it with a little bit of mental and physical creativity, this piece of Lego (dare I say it?) ART, is an example of how the hobby can be twisted into something even more interesting.

Sounds off in the comments below with your thoughts!


  1. I'm not really sure how finely I would distinguish between art and non-art, since" art" is such a broad term.

    Google says art is "the expression or application of human creative skill and imagination," so by that definition pretty much anything made by a person could be considered art. Even something like this:

    1. I think Evan was referring to Fine Art specifically, which is Nathan Sawaya's schtick.

    2. Oh, ok. Shows how much I know about this stuff. lol

      I also apparently don't know how to use this comment system. :P

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