mike doyle beautiful lego

Reading Dreams (2014) by Barbara Werth

Internationally acclaimed LEGO artist and curator Mike Doyle’s latest collection of LEGO art, Beautiful LEGO: Wild!, showcases amazing nature-inspired masterpieces from artists around the world. Landscapes, botanical marvels, animals, amazing scenery, and more all spring to life in the incredible pages of Doyle’s third installment of the Beautiful LEGO series.

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mike doyle beautiful lego wildAvailable from geek entertainment-focused, San Francisco-based No Starch Press this month (September 25), the book is brimming with imaginative and vibrant works from the most talented LEGO builders in the world. The pages feature adorable pets, marine critters, and astounding plant life and landscape creations that will appeal to artists, naturalists, and LEGO enthusiasts alike. The book even delves into the minds of the LEGO masters through interviews to give readers an in-depth look at what goes on behind the art-making process.

“Readers love to see their hobbies come to life. The Beautiful LEGO books are the perfect addition to any geek or art lover’s coffee table,” says No Starch Press founder Bill Pollock.

mike doyle beautiful lego wild

Pansy and Bee (2015) & Monarch (2014) by Sean Kenney

Featured builder Sean Kenney brings one of his pieces, Monarch, to life by connecting more than 60,000 LEGO pieces to capture the essence of his subject. His works “need to be rooted in personal expression.” Bird sculpture artist Tom Poulsom explains: “To me, LEGO is the best puzzle in the world. There are infinite combinations, and it’s possible to create pretty much anything your mind can imagine.”

Take a peek at more sample pages of detailed works from Beautiful LEGO: Wild! below:

mike doyle beautiful lego wildSea Otter Mum & Pup (2011) by Sachiko Akinaga

Sachiko Akinaga’s lifelike Sea Otter Mum & Pup required almost 3,500 pieces.

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mike doyle beautiful lego wild

Aquarium Tank (2014) by Andy Hung Chi Kin

Andy Hung Chi Kin’s Aquarium Tank called for about 8,000 colorful LEGO bricks.

mike doyle beautiful lego wildSenneck’s Reside (2014) by David Hensel

David Hensel’s masterpiece, Senneck’s Reside, is a whimsical treehouse we’d love to reside in as LEGO people.

mike doyle beautiful lego wildMTR: Appalachian Mountaintop Removal (2015) by Mike Doyle

Book curator Mike Doyle’s own Appalachian Mountaintop Removal was constructed with an estimated 10,000 pieces.

Known for his stunningly realistic, grand­ scale designs, book curator Doyle’s own award-­winning Abandoned House series has been showcased at Gallery1988 in Los Angeles and Boston’s Museum of Realist Art. His largest piece to date is Contact I—a 6×6­foot masterwork built from more than 200,000 LEGO elements. When not exploring the LEGO medium’s endless possibilities, Doyle works as a graphic designer.

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Could you make LEGO art like this?

All images courtesy of No Starch Press

 

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