My new book: Beautiful Lego



I'm very proud to announce the release of my first book, Beautiful Lego by NoStarch Press. This book is a first of it's kind as it's a coffee table art book format Lego book. While many other Lego books have been released, they all are either on the industry or focused on how to build specific pieces. Beautiful Lego was designed like an art book with minimal copy and gorgeous pictures of works from designers around the world. In total, there are 350 pieces, over 70 designers and around 400 photos in this 282 page book. Works range from huge, epic scale pieces to simple micro scale builds with 30 or so pieces. Images in the book are unique as they have all been retouched, color corrected and, in many cases, a background added from the original photo. For this reason, the pieces have never looked so good. If you know of someone who likes Lego it makes a great gift for kids and adults alike.

It has been getting great reception with write ups in The Wall Street Journal, Reader's Digest, The Los Angeles Times, Slate, TODAY.com, Wired online, USA Today, MAKE and others.

– Mike

Columbus Museum of Art show

For those in the Columbus area, the Columbus Museum of Art is showcasing Lego works in their latest exhibition, Think Outside the Brick. Here, you will find a number of artist from throughout the world including myself. On display are prints of my Abandoned House series and the Odan project. Additionally, are smaller sections of the Odan work on display. The exhibition is from
November 8, 2013 to February 16, 2014.

– Mike

My 200,000+ Lego piece

My latest work, completed earlier this year, called "The Millennial Celebration of the Eternal Choir, K'al Yne, Odan took around 800 hours and over 200,000 pieces to complete. It is 6' high by about that wide and about 3' deep.  The work takes the viewer to a mystical planet called Odan in the midst of celebration. Below, you can see a video on this. In addition, I've built a new site to house the storyline and upcoming models within this worldscape. At the site, you can purchase DIY kits of small sections of the model as well as prints of the image.