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Chris McVeigh Deftly Makes Cool Artwork Using Plastic LEGO Blocks

By: Gil Haddi - Published: • References: mymodernmet & bitrebels
Accomplishing yet another amazing collection of artwork using nothing but LEGO blocks, artist Chris McVeigh also known as Powerpig, has created a series of entertaining pop culture portraits.

Recreating the faces of famous figures such as Jake from Adventure Time, Bender from Futurama and a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle, the artist doesn't seem to be handicapped in the least bit by the limited 8-bit block shapes of the LEGO toys he uses. To further enhance the effect of a 2D drawn portrait, McVeigh includes LEGO-made markers in the background of each image, as though he simply drew the cartoon characters.

These pop culture icons made out of LEGO blocks are a huge hit on the artist's Twitter and Instagram accounts. Stats for Pop Culture Block Portraits Trending: Older & Buzzing
Traction: 12,198 clicks in 57 w
Interest: 0.9 minutes
Concept: LEGO Blocks
Related: 57 examples / 44 photos
Segment: Males, 12-55
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