By Mike Doyle
"Far from child's play. An extraordinary collection." —Publishers Weekly
Mix thousands of LEGO bricks with dozens of artists, and what do you get? attractive LEGO, a compendium of LEGO art that showcases a gorgeous array of items starting from exceedingly life like replicas of daily gadgets and recognized monuments to imaginitive renderings of spaceships, mansions, and legendary creatures.
You'll additionally meet the minds in the back of the artwork. Interviews with the artists take you contained in the inventive method that turns uncomplicated, plastic bricks into outstanding LEGO masterpieces.
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Hire new product designers. That was always my dream job. I have scrawly drawings from my I can trace the origins of my affection back to early elementary school days of me building with my days as a youngster in the suburbs of Rhode LEGO—a big, simple smiley face for a head with Island. Although I can’t recall the occasion, my the words “I want to work for The LEGO Com- oldest brother was presented with a small LEGO pany” written at the top. boat set as a gift. My brother’s boat was the first LEGO set in my household.
When I decided to become an artist, I was determined to elevate this simple childhood toy to a And because there are no boundaries to what place it had never been before: fine art galleries can be created, there are no rules to LEGO. and museums. And now I have exhibitions, called The Art of the Brick, that tour the world. LEGO has taken me to places I’d only dreamed of. I never imagined I would be showcasing my art 44 I like using LEGO bricks as a medium because I all over the world. Who knew that I would have enjoy seeing people’s reactions to artwork cre- art on display in Hong Kong, Paris, Cape Town, ated from something with which they are familiar.
It’s something ing models. As much as I have enjoyed LEGO that many people don’t consider when they think products over the years, I feel liberated now that about the job. Many employees simply have a I’ve achieved my dream. I feel free to explore hard time adjusting to the place, especially when other endeavors. they come from moderately sized or major cities. 26 But, my fondest memories still revolve around I suppose the ultimate payoff is being able to see LEGO products. They are also the most vivid— the sets you design in person.
Beautiful LEGO by Mike Doyle