Lego to launch Van Gogh ‘Starry Night’ set
One of the most famous paintings in the world, Vincent Van Gogh’s “Starry Night” will now have its own Lego set with 1,552 pieces.
Currently in development, the imaginative kit was created by 25-year-old Hong Kong doctoral student Truman Cheng, who submitted the set to the Lego Ideas site, a platform that allows anyone to submit original ideas from Lego kits.
“One day I was just playing with Lego pieces, and I realized that stacking Lego plates at random intervals looked a lot like Van Gogh’s iconic brushstrokes,” Cheng told LEGO Ideas.
After Cheng’s idea received more than 10,000 votes from the public, it was announced that the company plans to go public with Cheng expected to earn 1% of the royalties on the set.
“It was a good puzzle to find tips and techniques to capture the look of the original painting. The brushwork goes in many directions in the moon and the swirling cloud, so there has been a creative use of the backing and clip elements involved, ”says Cheng.
A Vincent Van Gogh mini figure will be included in the set, along with a brush, palette, easel, and Starry Night mini-paint.
The art-inspired set follows Lego’s highly successful Lego Botanical launch, which made waves on social media. With a bonsai and a bouquet of flowers, the new sets are meant to inspire mindfulness in adults.
Last year, Lego collaborated with the Andy Warhol Foundation on a set of 2D pop art kits. The mosaic-shaped portraits are inspired by Warhol’s pop art and include Harry Potter, Mickey Mouse, and The Beatles.
For more details or to keep up to date with any announcements, visit the Lego Ideas website.