Van Gogh’s The Starry Night: I remember the first time I saw it at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York. I was the only one in the room at the time, and it was surreal: just me and one of the most famous paintings in the world. I still think about that often. Also: all the tasteful nudes I saw while I was there. But enough about my appreciation of fine art, LEGO has just announced a building set based on the famous piece.
The 2,316-piece set creates a plastic replica of the famous painting in a slightly 3D (it’s 5″ deep) plastic form, along with a frame and a small Van Gogh minifig. The finished build measures approximately 15″W x 12″H. For reference, the actual painting measures 2’5″ x 3′. It was much smaller than I anticipated when I first saw it. I don’t know why, but I imagined it would be like eight or ten feet wide.
The $170 set will be released on June 1st, and, just like the actual painting, I’ll have no choice but to admire it from afar since it’s out of my budget. Knowing me, I’ll probably try constructing my own version out of LEGO pieces I already have, and it’ll end up looking like some sort of unrecognizable abstract expressionist piece. My wife will not be thrilled when I ask her if we should hang it on the fridge.
[via The Awesomer]