LEGO’s Newest Art-Inspired Build Is a 1,810-Piece Model of The Great Wave

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LEGO has consistently transformed some of the most famous buildings and monuments around the globe. In recent years, it’s even turned world-renowned works of art into nothing but a pile of colorful bricks, with the most recent example being a 1,810-piece take on Hokusai’s The Great Wave.

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The unique masterpiece was first created by Japanese artist Katsushika Hokusai on a woodblock, ultimately becoming one of the most recognizable artworks to date. Unsurprisingly, the Danish toymaker doesn’t sacrifice any of the original piece’s integrity, remaining tried and true to the authentic image’s shading and meticulous detail. What’s more is the model’s multi-dimensional design, boasting several layers to help accentuate different shapes and depths found in the original.

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As mentioned earlier, this is not the first example of LEGO bricks doubling as art. Earlier this year, the brand revealed a similar painting-inspired model of Van Gogh’s Starry Night, serving as another testament to these iconic images by making them a bit more accessible to put up on a shelf. Additionally, this isn’t even the first time we’ve seen LEGO iterations of The Great Wave, as a 50,000-piece build was displayed at a museum in Osaka a few years ago. And while this forthcoming release may not measure up to that, it’s still a great addition to any art lover’s home.

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The mesmerizing build will be available on LEGO’s webshop for $100 starting January 1.