LEGO Ideas 21333 Vincent van Gogh – The Starry Night was inspired by plates

We might not have gotten LEGO Ideas 21333 Vincent van Gogh – The Starry Night if fan designer Truman Cheng hadn’t been placing plates.

In a new interview with Truman Cheng on the official online store, the design process for the original LEGO Ideas submission has been detailed, including how the recognisable brush strokes were captured in bricks completely by accident.

“I’d wanted to make a LEGO creation based on the artwork for a long time but never thought of a good execution style for it,” commented Truman Cheng.

“One day, I was just playing with LEGO parts, and I realized that stacking LEGO plates together at random intervals looks a lot like van Gogh’s iconic brush strokes. I couldn’t help but wonder what the full painting would look like with this build style.”

The rest of the story following that fateful plate placement is history now as we’re just days away from 21333 Vincent van Gogh – The Starry Night releasing for VIP members on May 25, then widely shortly after on June 1.

We’ve taken a look at the artistic creation in a full review and documented five changes from the original LEGO Ideas submission and the official set’s design.

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