“This project make possible to represent at least six of Molière’s most famous comedy : Dom Juan, Tartuffe, The Misanthrope, The Imaginary Invalid (Le Malade imaginaire), The Learned Ladies (Les Femmes savantes) and The Affected Young Ladies (Les Précieuses ridicules). But, of course, minifigures and pieces can be used to build anything you want !”
The Lego French Classical Stage is a Lego Ideas project created by Campistron1984. The stage is based on the Théâtre du Palais-Royal, a French theatre in the seventeenth century. This one has been set up to feature the Molière Comedies, and if you want you can build and create new backdrops to host any number of shows. The back of the theatre can easily be switched out. This Lego MOC comes equipped with a salon set, a dinning room, and a bedroom set. Also feature are a couple of trap doors, so you can fool even the most skeptical Minifigure. On the Lego Ideas page you can also view a set based on Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, to get an idea of how this thing works.
Check out the Lego French Classical Stage over on Lego Ideas: https://ideas.lego.com/projects/165534/
Lego Artist, RaddingtonFalls has created a few signs in support of the Women’s March in New York City. Where massive amounts of people in NYC and around the globe are standing up for the “protection of our rights, our safety, our health, and our families – recognizing that our vibrant and diverse communities are the strength of our country.”
Check out there Twitter account for more: https://twitter.com/RaddingtonFalls
Get your mind back… on track, is a Lego MOC with an unsolvable 15 tile puzzle. This little guy is so close and yet so far from the solution.
Check out “Get your mind back” by Michael Jasper over on Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/mijasper/28839780766/
There are many ways to build with Lego, and the relief style has been gaining popularity. The variety of Lego pieces has finally enabled creators the ability to work with curves. There is no way something as fluid as these human figures could have been built a few years ago. These silhouette Lego creations are the work of Bricks Noir. The first is titled Pointe Tilt, and features a ballerina. The second is titled Lovers’ Embrace, and depicts a romantic moment between two people. Check out some of the details, especially the ears and mouths.
You can find more about Bricks Noir’s Lego creations here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/138007304@N02/23593057375/
American Gothic is one of the most iconic paintings of the 20th century. It has been recreated and reimagined in almost every way imaginable. Cole Edmonson has created a huge Lego mosaic of the painting. It measures in at 36.25″ x 30″ which makes it a little larger then the original painting. It’s always good to see a Lego mosaic in actual bricks rather then computer rendered.
Check out Cole Edmonson’s Lego American Gothic here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/brickreplicas/23443558071/
Have you ever wondered how many colors Lego has in its collection? There are probably more then you thought. Jeremy Moody has made it his mission to collect and catalog every released color. Some of these colors go back decades, and are extremely rare.
“Here is my chart of all known named LEGO colors. This started as an attempt to collect colors of 2x4s, and turned into collecting every color in as close as possible to the size and shape of a 2×4. There are some color names LEGO is known to have used, not included in this chart. However, it is unknown what parts or sets were ever made in those colors, or if they were used at all beyond trial pieces.”
Check out hi-res versions of this Lego color chart over on Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/64498969@N08/23456044745/
Lego artist Jin Kei has created this Rhinoceros. It is a pretty clear statement about the current state of the species and its dwindling numbers due to poaching of their horns. But, like all artwork there are a lot of different interpretations about it.
What is neat is that this whole thing has been created by (mostly) using basic Lego pieces. The transparent bricks also do a good job of creating the appearance that the Rhino is dissolving into nothing.
There is more about this Lego Rhinoceros here: https://www.reddit.com/r/lego/comments/3uzyrb/rhinoceros_jin_kei/
An Automaton is a movable mechanical kinetic device, usually imitating humans. These machines were extremely popular from 1860–1910. Some of them had very basic movements, such as arms/limbs, but others were much more complicated. The best Automatons could write, speak, serve tea, and sing. Amida, of BrickLink, created their own Lego Pegasus Automaton. A kinetic sculpture created entirely out of Lego. By turning a single gear, this graceful beast can flap its wings, move its tail, and pivot its body. All these movements come together in a pretty lifelike animation of flying. The white, brown, gray, and gold color palette, and some of the small details (the crystal knob) create a piece that could fit into any Jules Verne, or Steam Punk collection. Make sure to check out the video below.
“This Pegasus Automaton is moved by a series of mechanical gears and cranks. The Pegasus of white, hovering and flapping her wings, is recreated in balanced and correct body proportions to give vivid feelings. The gearbox has an antique beauty in clockwork style.” — Amida
Pegasus Automaton from Amida Na on Vimeo.
The Pegasus Automaton Lego MOC can be found over on BrickLink: http://moc.bricklink.com/pages/moc/mocitem.page?idmocitem=1284
This Tiny Lego Man Anatomy Study measures just 2.75 inches tall. The whole thing is even hand painted, including all the of the smallest details. Not only is there one finished Minifigure sculpt, but if you look into the background you can see another one being created. These little Lego Men are amazingly cool.
Check out the Tiny Lego Man Anatomy Sculpt by Freeny over on DeviantArt: http://freeny.deviantart.com/art/Tiny-Lego-Man-anatomy-sculpt-457396186
This Lego Fantastic Mr. Fox mosaic (or is it a relief?) is spot on. Capturing all of the feeling from the film. Wes Anderson has a lot of style, and the 1-point perspective shots that he is famous for are a perfect fit for Lego. This Lego mosaic is titled “Because I’m a wild animal.” and is currently on display at the Wes Anderson themed Art Show (at the Gladstone Hotel) by The Toronto Animation Community. Check it out if you are in the area.
Check out Hilary Leung’s “Because I’m a wild animal,” based on the Fantastic Mr. Fox, over on Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/hilaryleung/15767414606/
Hilary Leung has also been featured on LegoGenre in the past: http://legogenre.com/lego-mosaics-by-hilary-leung/