LEGO Arguement 2wo

LEGO has inspired generations of career designers, artists and inventors to build, create, destroy and repeat and enjoy all of it in that process.

  1. Structurally LEGO was built for the engineer, architect and inventor. In 1961, LEGO was awarded its first US patent for “Toy Building Brick” and measured 2×4 inches. Bricks, beams, axles, gears, mini figures, and all other parts later followed in the LEGO system, manufactured to an exacting degree of precision. When snapped together, pieces must have just the right amount of strength and flexibility mixed together to stick together. They must stay together until pulled apart. With these pieces one could learn to building in a structural method both tactile and visual. A child could very easily build a correct, structurally sound, building and it be amazing. Or on the other hand a kid could easily invent a series or random pieces anywhere and with no order and still create a masterpiece of artist form or a new invention yet to be patent.

2) Imagine being a little kid and all you wanting to do when you grow up is build LEGO. Meet artist/designer Nathan Sawaya who has dedicated his life to The Art of the Brick”, elevating LEGO into a progressive art form. Taking the imagination to the upper echelon of fun and passion, earning himself notoriety in the art world and in LEGO lovers’ hearts. The former lawyer who quit his job in 2001 now is focusing on his museum of LEGO masterpieces which are touring North America as we speak. Nathan has coined “The Five Takeaways of LEGO.”

  1. LEGO can take you anywhere.
  2. There is no cheating in LEGO.
  3. There’s is nothing that cannot be built out of LEGO
  4. 1.5 million LEGO bricks are not enough.
  5. The LEGO art movement has begun.
    “I am an independent artist, and I use LEGO bricks as my art medium. Creating art is my passion, it can take weeks to create a LEGO sculpture, but I gall into an almost trance while I’m working and creating. Many of my works centre on the phenomena of how everyday life, people and raw emotion are intertwined.”

(Nathan Sawaya Gallery)

Inspiration has always been in the eye of the beholder and LEGO knows this, to keep up with the demand they has even released new sets call ‘Architecture’ where builders can recreate landmarks from different eras and designers. Like the ‘Empire State Building’, ‘Guggenheim Museum’, and “Frank Lloyd Wrights Fallingwater’ children can now see where there imagination can take them, and parents can enjoy building art brick by brick.

3)And just when you thought LEGO was only good for the toybox, look at the inventions fans have snapped together. Piece by piece by piece


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