The Great Wave of Kanagawa Recreated with 50,000 LEGOs
Of all the jobs many of us might have dreamed of as children, certified professional LEGO builder is hight up on the list. Recently an artist with just that title, Jumpei Mitsui, completed one of the most astonishing LEGOs creations of all time: a replica of Hokusai’s “The Great Wave of Kanagawa.” Here’s more from Spoon & Tamago
Hokusai’s iconic woodblock print was always something he wanted to build, explains Mitsui, but never had the chance until now. In ensuring that his 3D lego replica not only payed homage to the original but also captured the dynamics of crashing waves, Mitsui says he read several academic papers on giant wave formations, as well as spent hours on YouTube watching video of waves. He then created the sketch below, which was used to create the final model.
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