Lego Terracota Army comes to life

 
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31 Jan

2012

Lego 3d by Planet Street PaintingTake two thing a large number of us have manipulated once in their lives: LEGO and chalk. Take it further and create something too amazing for not writing something up about it. Dutchman Peter Westerink and a few other helping hands must have astonished a few by-passers with their 100m2 3D creation depicting a army of LEGO men Terracotta style.

You will see below, pictures showing the steps these guys has to go through. Oh and did I mention that it took 6 full days to a crew of four artists (Leon Keer, who also came up with the design, Remko Van Schaik, Ruben Poncia and Peter Westerink) to get this leaped out if the concrete floor. No surprise that the Sarasota Chalk Festival in Florida was chosen, imagine doing that at Glastonbury festival where it is very likely to rain and wash out a pile of efforts.

A grid is first laid out using chalk, then painted over with white paint before being removed and a mammoth task begins: filling.

Peter and his crew (and many other artists) are part of Planet Streetpainting is a collaborative of international street painters

Lego 3d by Planet Street Painting

Lego 3d by Planet Street Painting

Lego 3d by Planet Street Painting

Author: Pierrick Senelaer

Founder of the Art-Pie site. I design and code websites and apps Monday to Friday from 9 to 5 and enjoy drawing, painting and visits to museums and galleries at night and weekends.

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