Vincent Van Gogh’s Starry Night transforms into a 1,552 piece LEGO set
Vincent Van Gogh’s Starry Night – one of the world’s most famous paintings – now features a LEGO set, allowing builders around the world to recreate the 1889 masterpiece. Created by 25-year-old PhD student Truman Cheng, the kit was uploaded to the LEGO ideas website – a place for users to submit ideas for LEGO products to be turned into potential commercially available sets. After receiving more than 10,000 votes from the public, the Danish company decided to produce the set, earning the designer one percent in royalties.
“ one day i was just playing with lego pieces, and i realized that stacking lego plates together at random intervals looked a lot like van gogh’s iconic brushstrokes, ” cheng told LEGO Ideas. “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 some creative use of the backing and clip elements involved.
Featuring 1552 bricks, the LEGO Vincent Van Gogh Starry Night set reimagines the original painting in a 3D scene, with a strong emphasis on the artist’s iconic brush strokes and color choice. clips and brackets form the swirling cloud; the plates are piled up to form the hillsides and the bushes; and the parts of the curve accumulate to become the cypress.
In honor of the artist, a Vincent Van Gogh mini figure is also included in the set, along with a brush, paint palette, easel, and a starry night mini painting printed on a tile.
“ for me, LEGO is more than toys, it’s something similar to painting, ” concludes Cheng. “I can express myself, create characters and sculptures from my imagination. it is a very relaxing experience where I can forget the little problems of everyday life and get lost in my own imagination. yeah, a lot like painting.
Last name: Vincent van gogh LEGO starry sky set
Creator: truman cheng
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Feb 14, 2021