Rodin's Thinker in LEGO®

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2024-05-14 11:30:14

Because The LEGO Company get paranoid about this sort of thing let me make it clear that I have no affiliation with them, that my views are my own and do not necessarily represent theirs, and so on. So if you think any of this is official you are as deluded as they are.

I don't think the pictures do this justice - it's difficult to photograph black LEGO bricks in such a way that you can actually see the structure. I usually end up playing around with the brighness and contrast and trying not to wash everything out in the process. In any case, this sculpture may not look like much but it was Very Hard.

I didn't allow myself to use anything other than standard rectangular bricks - so no plates or slopes.  There were several reasons for this: Just using rectangles makes it more of a challenge I wasn't sure I had enough black slopes to do it convincingly the roughness you get the way I did it nicely echoes the unfinished feel of the original By the time I was done I was getting fed up with the project

As you see, though, I did  make the rock a different colour from the thinker, in order to show up the shape a little more clearly. It would be interesting to see how much better a rendition could be achieved using slopes, but I don't think I'm going to try this in the near future (or probably ever).

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