Tuesday, May 19, 2009

A Tribute to Piet Mondrian

Name of Model: Mondrian Tribute
Created by: Moose Greebles
Found at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/moose_greebles/sets/72157618325959859/
Although it may seem obvious to some to combine LEGO bricks with boxy geometric art, I've never seen such a clever tribute to Piet Mondrian as this one. Extra points are won for the cubic shape of the sculpture, the spectacular use of plates (parts 1/3 the height of standard LEGO bricks) to make thin black lines, and the demonstration of some exact square shapes in brick form (sure, it's not hard to do the math, but it's surprising how rarely we see a perfect 6x5 square in a LEGO model). Some studs-not-on-top detailing helps to make the 5 shown sides (the bottom is solid black) of this cube look even better - note the inlay on the top, complete with a handle to open up the box. I also love that the LEGO parts actually end up looking less like a grid than the original paintings do - a testament to both artists' skills.

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