Vincent van Gogh’s The Starry Night was painted in June 1889 and shows the view from the east-facing window of his asylum room at Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, just before sunrise, with the addition of a make believe village added in for ambience. One brick artist recreated this famous scene using LEGO and their set is becoming a reality. That’s right, soon this masterpiece can be sitting on your desk, minifigure van Gogh, easel, painting pallete and all.
Just when you thought a LEGO set with a few hundred pieces was tough to put together, this 150-million piece diorama is here to set a new world record. This Lord of the Rings-inspired masterpiece can be found at Shenzhen’s Smaerd Land in China, and it took an entire team to assemble. To be more specific, it spans 2,060-square-feet, 50 designers / brick builders and 3-years to put together this 150 million piece behemoth.
Many Star Wars fans may not remember the many action figures released in the 1970s by Kenner, but for those who do, this Millennium Falcon toy may bring back some memories. Despite the original Star Wars film being released in May 1977, Kenner was not prepared for the unprecedented response to the film and the high demand for toys, mainly due to George Lucas’s hesitation to provide character / vehicle designs for fear his creations would be copied by rivals.
The newest LEGO Technic model has been revealed and it’s a highly detailed Jeep Wrangler Rubicon, complete with a 4×4 system, rugged tires, fold-down rear seats as well as the classic seven-slot grille in brick form. Once you complete this 665-piece model, you’ll find a button operated front steering system and a powerful axle-articulation suspension, all packaged into a yellow-and-black color scheme.
The LEGO Technic (42125) Ferrari 488 GTE “AF CORSE #51″ is the latest set in their supercar lineup, and it has lots of authentic features and stunning design elements found on the endurance racer. Not just a static model, it boasts front / rear suspension, an aerodynamic body kit, a V8 engine that sports moving pistons, a steering wheel adorned with the Prancing Horse badge, original race number, sponsor stickers and of course, the authentic tricolor paint job.