Fun Link Friday: Lego Great Wave

Are you a fan of art? Of LEGOs? LEGO art? I think we all are. Which is why it was so cool this amazing piece from Jumpei Mitsui, Japan’s only certified professional LEGO builder (did not know that was a thing!).

At the end of last year Mitsui crafted a LEGO replica of Hokusai’s “The Great Wave Off Kanagawa,” perhaps one of the most iconic images in Japanese history.

What’s really incredible about this piece is not just reproducing Hokusai’s famed ukiyo-e woodblock print, but the what the 3D element adds to it. How might one render the crashing of the waves from another angle? The boat toiling against its force? It’s really incredible to see how it all came together!

If you want to learn more about Mitsui’s work on this project and see other LEGO sculptures featured alongside it at the Hankyu Brick Museum, you can visit this Spoon & Tamago piece and the museum website! Happy clicking.

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Paula lives in the vortex of academic life. She studies medieval Japanese history.
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