Carving a marble sculpture by hand could take months, if not years, that is unless…you’re using the ROBOTOR 1L. This 13-foot-tall robot takes just four days to carve intricate marble sculptures of the same quality that you’d see in museums. However, all of the marble surface has to be coated in a synthetic diamond powder to make it easier for 1L to cut through the stone.
The all-new LEGO Art (31208) The Great Wave set consists of 1,180-pieces and reimagines the masterpiece by Katsushika Hokusai, a Japanese ukiyo-e artist of the Edo period. It is believed to have been originally printed on a woodblock in the early 1830s and has since been recreated as street art as well as countless merchandise worldwide.
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Your eyes aren’t playing tricks, the Dujiangyan Zhongshuge bookstore, nicknamed “Magic Castle”, located in southwest China’s Sichuan province, appears to be filled to brim with never ending publications. To be more specific, it’s home to over 80,000 volumes in more than 20,000 genres, and looks the way it does using black-tiled floors, paired with mirrored ceilings, resulting in an infinity mirror-like effect.
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An artist who goes by “Cardboard Creationism” transforms Bicycle Playing Cards into 3D works of art. That’s right, he takes a standard deck entire deck and works on the individual cards with an X-Acto knife, without the use of any special tools or adhesives. Simply put, each card is cut along the pattern on the back and then stacked atop each other, eventually forming a 3D version of the design.
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.