Check out this for a cool LEGO creation. It's a veritable work of LEGO art. It was created by Japanese lego artist Sachiko Akinaga for Times Magazine’s Winter Travel issue. It's tipped to be the largest LEGO creation by Akinaga to date and measures six foot by six foot (that's taller than me). The building depicts Times Magazine's iconic "T" logo when seen from above and is supposed to mimic New York's Central Park. The expanses of green LEGO lawn feature LEGO figures (aka minifigs) living it up on the roof top bar or pool, working out, relaxing and going about their daily life in LEGO land. There's even a live band... and four people reading mini editions of "The New York Times"
The whole sculpture was constructed over the course of eleven days in shifts of up to 16 hours! I think working on a lego sculpture so intensely like that would send me crazy (only a Japanese person would have the patience for it). It's a pretty impressive feat.
As well as representing "T" for "Times" the "T" also has a secret meaning for the artist himself. According to him, ''T' stands for the word 'tanoshii', or fun, in japanese. In every project I do [...] if the viewer finds enjoyment in what I do, I have succeeded.'
Well I reckon he's succeeded in this one. LEGO was one of my favorite toys when I was a kid. I'm feeling quite inspired to take it up again now...
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