Collecting classic artworks is financially almost impossible for an average Joe. Take for example, artworks by Dutch post-impressionist artist, Vincent van Gogh regularly sold for over 80 million dollars at auction. Sure, you can try painting one yourself, but why do that when soon there is going to be an easier way: LEGO Ideas Vincent Van Gogh The Starry Night.
You read that right. The Dutch artist’s 1889 painting is going 3D – courtesy of LEGO’s plastic bricks. More importantly, this classic piece will definitely be way, way, way more affordable than the real deal. And we really have LEGO Ideas member legotruman aka Truman Cheng to thank.
Legotruman’s submission has not only garnered 10,000 support to qualify for LEGO panel review, but it has been approved.
This 1,552-piece set lets you put together one of the most iconic art from the 19th century. In addition to recreating Van Gogh’s Starry Night in 3D, you also get a paint brush and a painting palette, an easel and a miniature Starry Night on printed tile.
However, Cheng’s LEGO Ideas Vincent Van Gogh The Starry Night is subject to tweaking by the LEGO design team and therefore, it may not be exactly as it proposed by Cheng and the number of pieces may change too. Anyhoo, it is coming alright. The questions are, when and for how much.
Images: LEGO Ideas (legotruman).
Hat tip: Neatorama.