As a tribute to the Dutch painter Vincent Van Gogh, someone recently posted an idea on the LEGO website. His idea was to recreate Van Gogh’s “Starry Night” into plastic bricks and recently the idea received over 10,000 votes on the platform, meaning it is now qualified for production.
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If you have any reservations about the structural integrity if a Lego version of a painting, fret not. There’s proof of concept for the new Lego set, courtesy of user legotruman’s mockup. Consisting of 1,552 pieces—an assortment that appears to go deep in the company well of brick shapes—the set is a vivid, three-dimensional recreation of the pre-dawn view from the artist’s room at the Saint-Rémy-de-Provence asylum in the south of France, where he was a patient from May 1889 to 1890.
The brick model even manages to capture van Gogh’s iconic, swirling brush strokes, recreating them with an assortment plates and curved parts. Completing the set—and our favorite features—is a mini-figure decorated to look just like the artist in his famous final self-portrait, which comes with a paintbrush, an easel and a small reproduction of Starry Night. So not only will you be able to build your own version of the work, you’ll be building a diorama for your little Lego van Gogh to interact with.
Unfortunately, there is no specific date for the product release.
(Image Credit: legotruman/Lego Ideas/Robb Report)