Archive for the ‘Lego’ Category

Lego Nighthawks

03/09/2008

To mark the Art Institute of Chicago Edward Hopper exhibition.
Up through May 10.

Taking off from the previous post: the large pane of glass of the cafe reinforces the modernity of the scene, as well as the isolation of the people and their vulnerability. In an older building with more “wall” and less glass, especially in an urban ground floor setting, at night- they’d seem more protected. And looking through this framed glass makes it seem that something is about to happen. Without the large glass we’d feel less voyeuristic, and less excited.

Remember the Lego Farnsworth House?


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Glass House photo: Todd Heisler/The New York Times

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06/26/2007
Lego Farnsworth!


My reader “Spy” sends in this fantastic

Lego Farnsworth House


(How do you like that slip-sliding typography, like the house itself, no? (smile))

The stairs on the model seem a little off in size, placement and number, and what’s the bench on the deck? And the deck is not long enough, and the landscaping is odd – one great sugar maple needed – but why be a perfectionist about Mies? I love it; thanks Flickr and thanks “Spy”!

-Edward

12/12/2006

Was your friend named Osama?

From the website of
Sean Kenney – the first of only four LEGO Certified Professionals:

“My Lego World Trade Center was built before the terrorist attacks. It was 5.5 feet tall, and contained over 12,500 pieces.

It was accidentally knocked over by a friend.”

Kenny creates LEGO art full-time. I’m serious! That’s crazier than blogging.


Look where that’ll get you.

A meeting with Daniel Libeskind. And is that Kong on the red, white and blue Empire State Building or is that an architect saying, ‘I won’t come down until you build my Freedom Tower.” ?

-E

12/12/2006

Was your friend named Osama?

From the website of
Sean Kenney – the first of only four LEGO Certified Professionals:

“My Lego World Trade Center was built before the terrorist attacks. It was 5.5 feet tall, and contained over 12,500 pieces.

It was accidentally knocked over by a friend.”

Kenny creates LEGO art full-time. I’m serious! That’s crazier than blogging.


Look where that’ll get you.

A meeting with Daniel Libeskind. And is that Kong on the red, white and blue Empire State Building or is that an architect saying, ‘I won’t come down until you build my Freedom Tower.” ?

-E