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  • Gavin O'Donoghue

The Building Blocks of Starry Night

Updated: Nov 2, 2022

Lego has revealed a new set in tribute to The Starry Night, one of Vincent Van Gogh's most famous paintings. It thoroughly

recreates the original 1889 masterpiece.

Truman Cheng, a 25 yr old lego fan from Hong Kong, designed the set.

Mr. Cheng worked in collaboration with the Museum of Modern Art in New York, where the original painting is housed.

Van Gogh painted The Starry Night' looking out his window at the Monastery of Saint-Paul de Mausole asylum in Saint-Rémy, France, where the artist spent twelve months.

Acknowledging the famous artist, the set includes a Minifigure, complete with a paintbrush, palette, easel, and mini painting on a printed tile, which can be attached to a hanging arm to show him painting the scene. The intricate set can be displayed standing upright or even hung on a wall.

This 3D recreation uses different-shaped bricks to replicate the artist's bold brush strokes, as well as to employ the same vivid colour palette to highlight the night sky.

The Provence village below is layered in exquisite detail, along with the cypress trees that stand out from the canvas.

The Minifigure in the artist's likeness can also form part of the display by being placed on a retractable arm (along with his painting easel) to give it a clear view of the vista.

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