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LEGO artist recreates massive Hobbit landscape

2015 at 01:46 pm by admin | Comments Off

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With LEGO releasing dozens of kits from the famed Lord of the Rings and Hobbit franchise, fans around the world have been able to recreate their favorite scenes from the classic fantasy novel series with the building blocks. However, LEGO artist and builder Michal Kazmierczak has taken his love for both the building toy and the LotR franchise, and used it to create a massive replica of the Lonely Mountain, Erebor! Featured in the Hobbit book and movie series as the home of the dwarves and the lair of Smaug the dragon, Kazmierczak’s version of it stands at a mighty 7′ tall, extends over 5′ deep, and includes over 120,000 individual LEGO bricks!

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If the towering wall structures and imposing dwarven statues at the entrance weren’t enough, the set features a fully-detailed landscape in the front, as well as detailed interior, recreating the gold-littered hallways and chasms of the Lonely Mountain in LEGO bricks. A number of famous scenes are also featured, and includes unique cracks and lighting in the set itself to fully realize the look and feel of the location. While the set itself is completely unique and unavailable for purchase, just seeing the amazing attention to detail and scale of the piece is enough to make any fan excited to see what Kazmiercazk will do next with his LEGO hobby!

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Sep02

Murakami to host private art collection exhibit in 2016

2015 at 12:02 pm by admin | Comments Off

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Contemporary Japanese artist and pop designer Takashi Murakami, known for his colorfully unique style of art and sculpture, will be hosting his own private collection of artwork in an upcoming exhibition at the Yokohama Museum of Art in 2016! Titled “Takashi Murakami’s Superflat Collection”, the collection features a wide variety of works from artist over several eras whom have inspired Murakami and his works to this day. These include works from his modern pop movement artists like Yoshitomo Nara, Anselm Kiefer, Horst Janssen, Frank Benson, and Friedrich Kunath among others, as well as antiquated Asian art and artifacts, European pieces, folk art and crafts, and more. Through this exhibit of Murakami’s little-known personal collection, Murakami hopes to explore what art is, through a variety of aesthetic designs and approaches, and wishes for viewers to question art in a conventional as well as historical context. The exhibit will be hosted starting from January 30, 2016 until April 3rd, with tickets going on sale starting this October, so fans from all over the world can get excited to see what Murakami has collected over the years!

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