Lori Zimmer

Artist Chris McVeigh Pays Tribute to Retro Technology with LEGOs

by , 04/28/14



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The LEGO master has used the retro bricks to pay tribute to some of our favorite technology from the not so distant past. The minimalist designs are clad in the signature tans, browns and yellow hues that were favored in the 1980s, making each model look as authentic as the real thing. Video game consoles we begged our parents for in our childhoods have been retooled in nearly identical looking LEGOs.

Related: Jason Allerman Builds Functioning LEGO Keyboard With 1,500 Pieces

A rotary phone, which seems a far cry from today’s smart phones, was made from bright red bricks complete with clear plastic dialer and nubby phone cord. Bulky pre-lap top computers in their familiar beige join equally massive television models that predate flat screen TVs.

McVeigh’s use of LEGOs, a retro toy in itself, is a fitting material to use to pay homage to the technology of our past. Fans of the retro models can even build their own versions with custom LEGO kits available in his shop, or snap a photo print to spruce up their walls.

+ Chris McVeigh

Via This is Colossal

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