Saturday, March 15, 2008

Half-size Furniture

Name of Model: Schou teak and wicker table
Created by: LEGO® Certified Professional Sean Kenney
Found at:
Every once in a while, someone asks whether or not it would be possible to build usable furniture out of LEGO® bricks. The answer, of course, is yes, as it's been done before. Of course, just the amount of hard-to-find tan bricks required is impressive, but this is actually a half-size scale model of the Schou furniture company's real table. There are links to two chairs that were part of the same commissioned project on the page above as well. Personally, I'm a big fan of the angle work - the legs are built at a 45 degree angle from the tabletops. The pictures don't make it entirely clear just how this was done, but I suspect that some sort of turntable component was used (LEGO has made a variety of turntable components over the years and some of them are quite small and easy-to-hide). The tabletop also uses some well-placed studs-not-on-top effects to get a teak look. It doesn't look very sturdy (those bricks appear to be laying in there closely, but not actually attached to each other), but it does a good job of getting just the right look.
This is Thursday's model of the day

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