Minifigures are the medium in this awesome LEGO Star Wars artwork

A talented LEGO artist has used Star Wars minifigures to create a stunning portrait of Boba Fett’s helmet.

The official LEGO Art theme employs a two-dimensional medium – 1×1 tiles and plates – to create two-dimensional mosaics. But Instagram user andrawgaming has gone one step further, using three-dimensional minifigures to create a similarly two-dimensional image.

There’s a very deliberate use of colour in the design, which draws heavily (and fittingly) on dozens of sand green Boba Fett minifigures. But there’s also a thematic link between the characters: TIE Pilots fill in the black visor, while Royal Guards paint the red strokes that surround it. Tan is provided by Shore Troopers, while silver detailing is capped off by Captain Phasma. They may not all come from the same film, or even the same trilogy, but these are all Star Wars baddies.

The result is an absolutely incredible piece of LEGO art. And, we’re sure, incredibly expensive: all those minifigures won’t have come cheap. For example, we count an eye-watering 97 Boba Fetts in the mix. The version andrawgaming has used is worth around £11 on BrickLink, based on the average price of used items currently for sale. That means there’s roughly £1,067 in Boba Fett minifigures alone in these images.

Somehow, we don’t think the LEGO Art team will be swapping out tiles for minifigures anytime soon.

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Chris Wharfe

I like to think of myself as a journalist first, LEGO fan second, but we all know that’s not really the case. Journalism does run through my veins, though, like some kind of weird literary blood – the sort that will no doubt one day lead to a stress-induced heart malfunction. It’s like smoking, only worse. Thankfully, I get to write about LEGO until then. You can follow me on Twitter at @chriswharfe.

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