LEGOs and technology have always had a sort of symbiosis — maybe because those snap-together blocks render stuff that looks like a chunk of real-life bitmappyness, no? And while some could argue that MineCraft is like a digital LEGO Land, there’s something about creating something tangible with your own two hands out here in the real world. There’s not much that can’t be conceived or built from these plastic building blocks — even working robots — so it’s not surprising that genuine artists are fascinated with them as creation tools as well.
PBS’ Off Book showcases some super creative LEGO portraits and sculptures, the likes of which you’ve never seen. As a tech head or gamer geek, you’ll want to pay particular attention to the Bricks of War segment, which spotlights the stop-motion LEGO version of Gears of War that came out last fall. But truly, there’s plenty to feast your eyes on in the PBS program, as the plastic portraits and sculptures featured here are nothing short of breathtaking.
In other words, this ain’t child’s play. Hit play on the vid above (and below) for more. Then prepare to be wowed.