Tuesday, January 3, 2012

LEGO: not just a toy

In one of my first articles here I wrote about an awesome lego-photo-artist, I found out recently that there is more to explore in this field and I would like to take you on a trip to LEGOland and show you that LEGO is not only a toy and perhaps its primary purpose stands in a shadow right now as this simple toy became, may I say, an oldschool icon of popculture. It became a great material for art, jewelry and many more, thanks to its simplicity and colors.

Photo taken from here

To start our trip let's focus on history for a bit (but not too long, I don't want to bore you). What I've learnt on LEGO offcial site is that they are on the market almost 80 years (80 years! and still children consider this to be one of the greatest toys!) The name 'LEGO' is an abbreviation of the two Danish words "leg godt", meaning "play well"- that tells it all. ;)

LEGO logo made from LEGO by Bartosz Kurek

Recently I came across really interesting home adjustments (which made me to write this article in the first place) and as I began to look for more there seemed to be infinite amount of works I could find, so I am only presenting you a bit of what I found and I encourage you too look for more, maybe you will stumble upon something even better. I've read several articles on LEGO made into furniture and here you can see the most interesting in my opinion:

The LEGO kitchen by Parisian designers Simon Pillard and Philippe Rosetti:

LEGO bedroom by Nathan Sawaya:

LEGO as bricks by Jan Vormann:

However, you might find those as too much and not really practical as I am sure it would be uncomfortable to sleep in a LEGO bed... unless you are also made of LEGO :D
Here are some more useful objects made of LEGO:

LEGO lamp by Daniela Pavone:

LEGO camera by Cary Norton:

LEGO wall clock by Alba :

If that's not enough for you there are more everyday use stuff like these:
Star Wars LEGO USB by Pete Lever


LEGO Journals by Millie

And of course you can find innumerable amount of jewelry and accessories:

Star Wars LEGO cufflinks by Gen X Boutique

Red Blocks LEGO cufflinks by Michelle

Green Blocks LEGO earrings by Alba

Heart LEGO necklace by cutehearts

And last but not least, I saved something for the ladies for the end of this artcile... something that all women love, yes, SHOES!

LEGO Stilettos by Finn Stone

I do not own any of the photos in the article, I found them on the internet and in other articles.

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