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Artist Uses LEGO Blocks to Rebuild New York City

Posted By Brit Liggett On March 9, 2010 @ 3:45 pm In Art,DIY,New York City,Recycled Materials,Urban design | 3 Comments

Jan Vormann, Dispatch, New York City, New York, NYC, NY, Legos, Lego bricks, New York City Legos [4]

All the Legos used in the project were donated from the Lego Graffiti Styles Convention in Munich. Vormann trolled New York for missing bricks, crumbling facades and plaster cracks and filled them in with the colorful blocks. The result was a striking reminder of how worn down so many New York City buildings are. With limited resources to fix the buildings facades the cracks and dents become a part of the city scene.

The team of volunteers that Vormann gathered ranged from ages 3 to 40 and helped him plant Lego surprises everywhere from the Brooklyn Bridge to Central Park. Vormann’s New York adventure is part of a larger artistic endeavor called Dispatchwork. He’s been to ten cities around the world filling in the cracks with colorful Lego creations. This modern art project is a great exploration of unconventional function. Legos, though just a toy are also useful objects. They brought to life our childhood dreams in the most colorful ways. So now, what can we re-use them for?

+ Dispatchwork Website [5]

+ Jan Vormann [6]

Via Gothamist [7]


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: http://inhabitat.com/artist-uses-legos-to-rebuild-new-york-city/jan-vormann-columbia/?extend=1

[2]  : http://inhabitat.com/artist-uses-legos-to-rebuild-new-york-city/jan-vormann-lego-brick/?extend=1

[3] sailboats: http://www.inhabitat.com/2010/03/09/german-fishing-boat-flies-giant-kite-to-save-fuel/

[4] Image: http://www.inhabitat.com/2010/03/09/artist-uses-legos-to-rebuild-new-york-city/jan-vormann-lego-brick/

[5] + Dispatchwork Website: http://www.dispatchwork.info/

[6] + Jan Vormann: http://www.janvormann.com/

[7] Gothamist: http://gothamist.com/2010/03/08/lego.php

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