LEGO Van Gogh! “Olive Trees” Mosaic Project Completed!
Brickmania staff and members of the Twin Cities Lego Train Club organized a group build of Vincent Van Gogh’s “Olive Trees with Yellow Sky and Sun,” from the collection of the Minneapolis Institute of Arts. The build took place over two evenings in the fall of 2013 at the MIA’s “Nerd Thursday” event and Brickmania Toyworks’ First Thursday open house. The 48″ x 60″ mosaic was built on 120 small baseplates and containing an approximately 25-30,000 LEGO pieces. Assembly of the mosaic was completed in about five hours, thanks to the multitude of people who turned up to help out. The finished work is now on display at Brickmania Toyworks, where several other large mosaic pieces are also on display.
Pictures of the first building night at the MIA by David Siskind: