Archive for March 6th, 2009

The “Love” of LEGO

March 6, 2009


LEGO, Robert Indiana Style, originally uploaded by Bill Ward’s Brickpile.

Bill Ward created this wonderful take on Robert Indiana’s 1970 LOVE sculpture.

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On his blog brickpile.com he writes:

The only hard part design-wise was coming up with a “G” design that matched the other letters, since “LOVE” already provided me with a design for “L,” “E,” and “O.” But structurally, I found it to be much more of a challenge to build the “LEGO” sculpture, largely because the round letters on the bottom didn’t provide nearly as good support for the top letters as the “VE” in “LOVE” did. However, thanks to some very long bricks (1×16 and 2×10) I was able to make it work.

My wife and I discussed the color scheme extensively before we finally decided on the one you see here. I wanted to keep blue and green apart from each other, and I wanted to keep red on the right hand side in case it is displayed next to the “LOVE” sculpture. (Sadly, I don’t have any good photographs of the two together – I didn’t have any place big enough that didn’t have a horrible background – but hopefully I can update later to add one.)

You can see both this sculpture, and the one that inspired it on Flickr.