Two Story with Basement

To my eyes, patterns of decay find a more pleasing path than an untouched object. A roof collapsed by the weight of snow, side shingles ripped by the force of winds, substructures rotting, insects and weather gnawing the exposed surfaces. I can picture those windy days where a shingle flies off. Or the sudden creaking, cracking and burst of tinder giving way under snow's heavy hand. 

At once I see what was, as a complete home, and what lies before me now.

This object has two stories. What was and what it is becoming. Nature repossessing. No one point in time, good or bad, right or wrong. Just an interesting series of transient patterns.

23 comments:

Alex said...

Great job Mike! I love evertyhing about it!

Zander said...

I can hardly believe my eyes. It took me a few minutes to convince myself that this was made out of Legos, the realism just blows my mind away. The snow is utterly breathtaking on top of an already stupefyingly brilliant remnants of a charred house. There really are not words to adequately describe how fantastic this is, so I'll just settle with "well done," and "I love you." ;)

Patrick said...

I've seen a lot of MOC buildings and I have to say that this the most original, life like, striking creation I've seen. Thank you for sharing this awesome work! Keep it up.

fff said...

impressive... no words to describe...

Anonymous said...

AMAZING.
You are genius :)

Claus said...

This is just pure awsomeness!!!

http://jandf-world.minifig.dk

Galspanic said...

Phenomenal. Wonderful attention to detail.

Eldert said...

Incredible detail. Give us more photo's!

Anonymous said...

Stunning work!

Ninthwaver said...

Really well done. I am impressed

Rolug said...

Awesome work. Posted here:
http://www.rolug.ro/post/1210677102/dap-e-din-lego

Catherine said...

This is truly a fantastic piece of art! I can't imagine the time, the money, and the patience that had to go into this!

Really, can't wait to see more!

Lia said...

that is utterly amazing :)

Anonymous said...

Can I buy this in a kit and build it myself? Is it all just snap together or did you glue/mod pieces?
So amazing.

Mike Doyle said...

Thanks all very much!

In terms of how built. There are no foreign parts or materials here - all Lego. So no glue or tape or anything but Lego plastic. :D

Ybliss said...

Complètement stupéfiant ! Bravo !

The Kevers said...

Awesome! How long did it take to complete?

Mike Doyle said...

Kevers, I think about 200 hours. It was 2.5 months or so after work and in evenings. I probably built and rebuilt the blasted thing (or most of it) 3 times, section by section as I would find better ways of doing things. I was learning as I went. If I were to do it all over again, it would go much faster than that. :)

Anonymous said...

Ok. So I want to buy this. I know Lego lets you buy custom brick assortments. Can you calculate all the bricks you used and write up an order form that people can buy?
I guess you will need to make one of those lego blueprint sheets too.
You should seriously do this because people want to give you money.

KRich said...

Hi There! --Are you selling the three as print sets? I would LOVE to buy a print of each. 8x10 at the smallest, but 11x14 or 13x19 each would be so great! Please let me know :)

Mike Doyle said...

KRich
Yes indeed.
All 3 works can be purchased on http://bumbleandbramble.blogspot.com/
Each size varies depending on the proportions of the image, but they are generally 11 x 12ish in size. The latest one is about 12 x 15ish

David said...

Mike. This building is, as I said on flickr, "the most beautiful things I have ever seen." I literally gasped.

McArt à la Carte said...

We're just blown away by these! Bravo!!!