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Chuck Close Portrait Created Using Only Lego

Chuck Close Lego Self Portrait
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So what do you do when you have finally used up all your colored Lego blocks, and you are left with bucket loads of black, gray and white ones (and of course an array of assorted scattered colors)? Do you start to build a rocket or just a white wall? There are several builds to choose from, but that’s not the point. The point is, what will make the most sense to do with a pile of blocks that are seemingly very close in color? What you could do is nothing at all. You could just let them sit in your bucket and not touch them. That is one approach that I think plenty of people explore. However, as relaxing as that might sound, that isn’t exactly what a true Lego fanatic would do, is it?

Nope, and Joe Black is the one to prove it. He was left with a few blocks of similar colors, and he got the ultimate idea. I don’t know if it was true that he was left with these blocks, but he got an idea that will make any Lego enthusiast drool. He decided to create a huge Lego portrait of the famous self-portrait by the father of photo realism, Chuck Close, from 1968. It’s on a micro-epic scale as well.

If you think Lego isn’t good for anything other than building houses, cranes and landscapes, you are completely wrong. Joe shows us that since he created something that from a distance looks as real as any portrait you would put up on your wall. It must be a really happy feeling to enter a room, gaze upon this piece, think it must be a real portrait, and then find out that it is created entirely out of Lego. It’s amazingly well done, and I wish I had the cleverness to do something similar.

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Chuck Close Lego Self Portrait

Chuck Close Lego Self Portrait

Chuck Close Lego Self Portrait

Chuck Close Lego Self Portrait

Chuck Close Lego Self Portrait

Chuck Close Lego Self Portrait

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Author: Richard Darell

Richard Darell is the founder and CEO of Bit Rebels, a multifaceted online news outlet that reports daily on the latest developments in technology, social media, design and everything geek. Today this media entity welcomes more than 2.5 million unique visitors per month and is considered the go to place for people in constant motion. As an Internet entrepreneur, he is dedicated to constantly trying to develop new ways to bring content faster and closer to the end user in a more streamlined way. His excitement for statistics has allowed him to further develop systems that continuously produce accurate and fast-paced analytics to better optimize the approach by which Bit Rebels presents news and content. His graphic design background has proven to be an important tool when designing new systems and features for Bit Rebels since the development of solid and stable code depends entirely on their structure and implemented procedures. Richard currently resides in Stockholm, Sweden and directs the Bit Rebels offices in both Stockholm and Atlanta. You can reach Richard at richard@bitrebels.com

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