Lego realism

My kids build a lot of things like castles, hulking great cars and Ninjago-inspired dojos with their Lego. I think I might nudge them in the direction of creating something more relevant to me. Like a Kitchen Aid mixer.

Bruce Lowell sculpts everyday objects out of Lego. Aren’t they divine?! The detail on some of the sculptures is amazing – check out that chocolate-iced doughnut with sprinkles and you’ll see what I mean.

Lowell has built an amazing collection of sculptures that you can see as part of his Flickr stream. There’s a Fisher-Price Corn Popper made of Lego, a hot dog, a letterbox, mac’n’cheese, a padlock and lots more.

The Flickr stream gets really interesting when you hit Lowell’s photos of how he organises his Lego bricks. You’d be right in thinking that he has a very good sorting system for his Lego pieces. It’s incredible. When you notice that some photos are captioned “West Shed” and “East Shed” and “Ten drawer things I use for the majority of my grey pieces” (below) you begin to understand just how big his Lego collection is. In case you’re wondering, the photo of little yellow bits below is Minifigure heads!

(via This is Colossal)

Katrina Whelen

Katrina studied planning and design, did the hard yards working in a big office building and then traded it all in for a relaxing (!) life at home with four children. She now fills her time with writing, completing a degree in genetics and taxiing her children around Melbourne to their various sporting commitments (not necessarily in that order).

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