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Van Gogh's Starry night in Lego format

From an idea by a student Truman Cheng, a Lego and painting lover, comes a set that celebrates the famous masterpiece by the Dutch artist.

 

After the set for lovers of green, Lego presents a new project, the brainchild of a fan of coloured bricks. Truman Cheng, 25, a doctoral student from Hong Kong, proposed through the Lego Ideas section to reproduce the famous painting Starry night by Vincent Van Gogh, made in 1889.

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"While playing with Lego, I discovered that by randomly overlapping the bricks, the construction was reminiscent of Van Gogh's iconic brushstrokes," Cheng explained. "My favourite part of this project is the design of the cloud: it is composed of a large number of brushstrokes directed in every direction. To achieve this effect, I used some parts of clips and brackets to achieve the desired effect, then built another layer of Lego plates stacked in front to hide the clips."

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Cheng's proposal received more than 10,000 online votes from the public and the Danish company decided to turn the idea into a set of 1,551 bricks that will soon be marketed. Included in the box will be a miniature Van Gogh figure complete with brush, palette, easel and a miniature version of the painting, printed on one of the pieces.





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