The Terracotta Army, located in Shaanxi province, China, is one of the most iconic art installations mankind has ever seen. Robert W. Darabos, an artist from Saginaw,Michigan, plans to create his own version of the Terracotta Army, with the warriors taking the form of LEGO Minifigures. Having launched a successful Kickstarter campaign to fund the project, Robert recently spoke about his art, his background, and the Terracotta Army he plans to build: Continue reading
The LEGO Architecture theme is making its first foray to Asia with the Sungnyemun, the iconic Korean national treasure. Also known as the Gate of Exalted Ceremonies, the Sungnyemun has been located in the heart of Seoul since 1398. Even though construction on the Sungnyemun started in 1396, the monument has been altered and renovated numerous times over its 600 years. Continue reading
The second LEGO CUUSOO set, Hayabusa - 21101, has just been released in Japan and will be available from shop.LEGO.com later this year. The Hayabusa attracted more than 1,000 supporters on LEGO CUUSOO Japan, giving it the support required by LEGO for review and eventual development and commercialization of a project idea. In contrast to the Japanese version, the global version of LEGO CUUSOO requires at least 10,000 supporters in order for a project to have a chance to be reviewed by LEGO and possibly turned into a set. The Hayabusa (“falcon” in English) was a spacecraft developed by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA). The set is now available for ￥ 4,118 in Japan and will cost $49 in the United States.