Mike Doyle’s LEGO Houses for Christmas
This collection of LEGO-based Victorian houses is made by Mike Doyle. In order to construct these remarkably organic structures, Doyle used over 200,000 individual pieces for the 3 houses featured, and spent 400-600 hours on each one. While LEGO might not be the most common artistic medium, it’s pretty awesome to see how creatively it can be used when you put an insane amount of time into it.
The opus magnum and most recent piece of the collection is “Victorian on Mud Heap,” shown directly above and at the top of this entry. This is the largest of Doyle’s LEGO house collection so far. The most impressive thing to me is that no foreign (i.e. non-LEGO) materials are used at all in this house, or any of the others. Talk about dedication. Says Doyle of this piece: “For me, this piece speaks to the inherent unpredictability of those things which we call our foundation…The piece offers no answers or necessarily any hope, but rather points to life’s fragility.”
The second most recent part of the collection, shown above, is “Three Story Victorian with Tree.” The seemingly natural growth and decay that Doyle has managed to convey here is pretty remarkable. Check out more of Doyle’s work on this house and more after the jump.
Doyle’s first installment of this collection is simply titled “Two Story with Basement.” While not quite as elaborate as the more recent additions, it still has a similar feel and is nearly as impressive in terms of the time and pieces put into its construction. It’s cool to be able to see the progression that Doyle has achieved throughout this project:
Be sure to check out Doyle’s blog here for more info on the LEGO project!
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