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Sep02

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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Feb26

Mr.’s art exhibit in Seattle

2015 at 04:49 pm by admin | Comments Off

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Superflat Japanese pop artist Mr. has worked with big named from around the world in the creation of his otaku-themed artwork, including his mentor Takashi Murakami as well as musician Pharrell Williams. In a large step for the artist, Mr. has debuted his first solo exhibition in the United States with “Live On: Mr.’s Japanese Neo-Pop” at the Seattle Asian Art Museum! The exhibit is a collection of a variety of Mr’s artwork from the past 15 years, including large-scale paintings, clothing design, installations, and more.

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One of the center pieces to the exhibit are Mr.’s found object dioramas, created from trash and everyday objects in the wake of 2011’s devastating tsunami disaster in Japan. Mr. identifies himself as an otaku, passionate about anime and videogames, as well as the works he creates. Using those works to provide a deep insight into the otaku subculture as well as addresses a variety of social issues and anxieties.

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The show, which has been open to the public in Seattle since its opening on November 22, 2014, has drawn numerous favorable reviews, and astounded visitors for the past few months. Mr.’s exhibit will remain open until April 5th, and is a must-see for pop art fans and everyday visitors alike!

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