Although it would be nice to proudly display Vincent van Gogh’s “The Starry Night” in our homes, taking it out of the Museum of Modern Art is virtually impossible. This might be the next best thing: a LEGO replica you can “paint” yourself.
And as tribute to the Dutch artist, LEGO will even include a mini figure of him hard at work on a mini copy of the famed painting.
“One day, I was just playing with LEGO parts, and I realized stacking LEGO plates together in random intervals looks a lot like Van Gogh’s iconic brush strokes,” he said.
With many people still stuck at home waiting for the pandemic to end, this would make for an excellent creative outlet, even for those who can’t paint like an Old Master.
“To me, LEGO is more than toys, it’s something similar to painting,” added Cheng. “I can express myself, create characters and sculptures from my imagination. It’s a very relaxing experience where I can forget about the petty troubles in daily lives, and get lost in my own imagination.”