LOS ANGELES — Did you play with Legos as a kid? I did, and so did a lot of other former kids who are now grown-ups. Some of those grown-ups have become artists, and it’s been fascinating to see what they’ve been up to.
I recently came across the work of street artist Megx, who painted a bridge in Wuppertal, Germany, to look like it’s made of gigantic Lego blocks. The photos look convincing, with the signature grooves seemingly carved into the bridge, while the colors gleam bright over the street. It’s amazing how the bridge, which appears to previously have been drab concrete, looks so much more lively now.
And if that wasn’t enough, I also spotted a human-scale Lego forest in the land down under. But this is more of an official move, according to Design Boom:
LEGO is celebrating 50 years in Australia with an array of installations across the country, with the most recent set up in the rural town of broken hill, new south wales. residents of the outback locale were surprised to wake up to a life-size forest made up of 15 four-meter high pine trees and flower sets recreated to a 1:1 ratio of the original pieces, and then supersized to be 66 times bigger.
Both of these installations certainly lend themselves to going viral, but they also reflect a larger trend I’ve been noticing: kids are growing up, and so are their toys. Luckily for us, it makes for some interesting visuals.
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