While most people's LEGO skills never stray farther than snapping together a lame dinosaur or a deformed fire engine, it's comforting to know there are geniuses who deal in Danish bricks like Jersey artist Mike Doyle.
His jawdropping creation, titled Contact 1: The Millennial Celebration of the Eternal Choir at K'al Yne, Odan, celebrates the soaring spirit of extraterrestrial contact events, spiritual beings and unique worlds. It's the first part of a series of massive LEGO masterworks designed to "promote the beauty of all intelligent life forms as extensions of our family – children under the same creative force."
Here's Doyle's concept behind the cosmic cityscape:
The series begins with Odan – one of the New Worlds. Like Earth, their civilization is young – under two hundred thousand years old. Unlike Earth, their species evolved from mammals that did not have inter species killing. The concept of war and murder remained unknown to this race as a result of these early evolutionary behaviors. This allowed for the quick advancement along cultural and spiritual tracks.
Got 600 hours to spare? Doyle did, and assembled the inspiring spires of his dream utopia using nearly a quarter-million plastic pieces. The monumental metropolis stands almost 5 feet high by 6 feet wide, and would easily fit into a roomy man-cave. Doyle offers limited-edition prints and DIY instructions showing how to create portions of Contact 1 over at Kickstarter.
Clear your calendar and start stackin'.
(Via This Is Colossal)