There is no limit to creativity when it comes to Legos. We’ve shown you how the colorful blocks can be used to create a prosthetic leg and now, we are delighted by this amazing piece of high Lego fashion, created by artist Rie Hosokai.
This white couture creation was designed entirely out of Legos for Tokyo’s Piece of Peace, a recent charity exhibit supporting UNESCO, which featured objects built only using the toy bricks. Rie, a balloon artist, also known as Daisy Balloon, styled the Lego dress after a similar dress she made by weaving balloons together.
In partnership with graphic designer Takashi Kawada, Rie has built some incredibly elaborate dresses, hats and other accessories out of balloons, many of which have been exhibited in museums and galleries around the world.
Albeit a bit on the less practical side when it comes to wedding dresses, as an avant-garde work of Lego art, we say yes to the dress!
Rie offers this text as an explanation of the construction of the Lego dress:
There is fear in that we are all different from one another, but that is also the gateway to self-consciousness. Self-consciousness was once whole, but in the modern trend where all things whole get broken down, it too is about to get deconstructed.
For that reason, people now seek to reconstruct their consciousness by extending it onto others. Through this process of extension, we have learned to unravel things down to their basic elements. We are succeeding at digging up new knowledge of what it is we all share.
This knowledge that bonds different people together seems to appear suddenly, but in reality it is already coded into our planet, our universe.
We construct things from the most basic building blocks.
What are we to discover from this process? To find the answer, we must continue to turn our gaze toward those around us.
(text by Arata Sasaki)
Here are a few of Daisy Balloon’s amazing creations:
All images © Hiroshi Manaka