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LEGOs Hack Bridge in Germany

LEGOs Hack Bridge in Germany
LEGO Bridge by MEGX.
LEGO Bridge by MEGX.

Architects love LEGOs, this is a well-known fact. So what could be better than a real-life bridge made out of the colorful toys themselves?

Unfortunately, of course, the LEGOs are actually an optical illusion designed by street artist Martin Heuwold of MEGX - but that doesn’t make the project look any less awesome. The bridge, painted last fall, is part of an Urban renewal project in the city of Wuppertal meant “to reinvigorate the city and increase residents’ quality of life.” The High Line-style bridge is actually part of a larger 10-mile cycle path being built on what was once the city’s Northern Railway.

More pics of the LEGO Bridge, as well as a LEGO forest & a real-life Monopoly board on the streets of Chicago, after the break…

Story via A/N Blog and Colossal

LEGO Bridge by MEGX.
LEGO Bridge by MEGX.
LEGO Bridge by MEGX.
LEGO Bridge by MEGX.
"LEGO Forest" is an art installation that has been set up in a small, isolated mining town called Broken Hill, in celebration of the 50th anniversary of LEGO in Australia.
"LEGO Forest" is an art installation that has been set up in a small, isolated mining town called Broken Hill, in celebration of the 50th anniversary of LEGO in Australia.
The artist (or artists!) known as Bored remain anonymous but told Colossal that this project came about due to their dissatisfaction with the lack of quality street art around Chicago. “The goal of this entire project has been to present something different than a stencil painted on the ground or a poster pasted to a wall. Something 3-dimensional that can be picked up, beaten down, kicked, yanked, grabbed, and broken."
The artist (or artists!) known as Bored remain anonymous but told Colossal that this project came about due to their dissatisfaction with the lack of quality street art around Chicago. “The goal of this entire project has been to present something different than a stencil painted on the ground or a poster pasted to a wall. Something 3-dimensional that can be picked up, beaten down, kicked, yanked, grabbed, and broken."

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Cite: Vanessa Quirk. "LEGOs Hack Bridge in Germany" 07 Jul 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/252552/legos-hack-bridge-in-germany/>
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