It takes a great feat to turn the look of a steel and concrete bridge to the ABS plastic inspired aesthetics of a LEGO Brick, but German artist Martin Heuwold (aka “Megx”) has managed to do just that. It took Megx just four weeks to paint a bridge in Germany to give it the appearance of being made out LEGO elements. Located in the town of Wuppertal, the LEGO inspired street art covers an area of more than 250 square meters.
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To celebrate the 1000th Anniversary of the Bamberg Cathedral in Bamberg,Germany, Playmobil will be producing a figure based upon the Bamberg Horseman. Located inside the Cathedral, the Bamberg Horseman is the life-sized equestrian stone statue, of what is thought to be Saint Stephen of Hungary. 16,000 of the Bamberg Horseman Playmobil figure are being produced exclusively for sale at the Bamberg Diocesan Museum and the Tourism & Congress Service. Priced at €5.99, proceeds from the sale of the figure will benefit the Bamberg dioceses efforts in Senegal.
Tasked with fixing one of the biggest economic problems in recent history, the facial expression of the Playmobil figure of German Chancellor Angela Merkel seems surprisingly carefree and happy. Made for one of Chancellor Merkel’s political allies, Horst Seehofer, the figure was presented to him during a visit to Playmobil’s plant in Southern Germany. While only one figure of Chancellor Merkel has been produced, Playmobil did not rule out manufacturing more if demand for them arose.
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German Northern Renaissance artist Albrecht Dürer, known for works such as Knight, Death, and the Devil and Saint Jerome in his Study,celebrated his 541st birthday on May 21st, 2012. Playmobil is helping to celebrate the birth of Dürer with a figure based on his likeness, made for the Dürer exhibition that runs this week in Nuremberg, Germany.
How do you get people to come to a movie that was originally released in the late 90s to poor reviews and expect people to watch it again more than a decade later simply because it is in 3D? Promote it with a LEGO Star Wars Barrel Organ of course! Currently touring around German theaters, the barrel organ features scenes built out of LEGO from Hoth, Tatooine, Endor and the Death Star. The scenes are built onto the barrel in such a way that it matches the musical composition of the Star Wars Main Theme. When the organ is rotated, mechanical sensors come into contact with bricks, which in turn strike the keys on a keyboard, thus, allowing for the music to be played.