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Perspective artist Alexa Meade creates 12,000-piece LEGO rainbow alien

Perspective artist Alexa Meade has partnered with the LEGO Group to create a surreal, 12,000-piece rainbow alien sculpture.

It’s the latest result of the company’s Rebuild the World campaign, which is intended to celebrate first and foremost the creativity of children. To that end, Meade – who traditionally paints real people to resemble two-dimensional portraits – enlisted the help of siblings D’Elijah and Kyrie during her creative process.

You can see how the artist and kids worked together to come up with a genuinely brilliant three-dimensional sculpture – a piece of art outside of Meade’s usual wheelhouse – by hitting play on the video below. It’s the first of four short films the LEGO Group is planning to launch over the next few months.

The next three videos will involve ‘world-renowned creators’ in the spheres of music, design and fashion, with a focus on how LEGO bricks can help each artist to find new ways of expressing themselves.

“It’s often said that children are our future, but sometimes we forget about all they have to offer in our present,” Meade said. “Kids’ boundless imaginations and natural creative abilities can be an inspiration to us all – if only us grown-ups let ourselves play, listen, and learn with them.”

The Los Angeles-based artist also had assistance from former LEGOLAND Master Model Designer Mariann Asanuma, who helped Meade construct the enormous 12,000-brick sculpture. As you’ll see in the video, though, the idea for the build apparently came entirely from the kids’ imaginations. 

“We are in awe of Alexa’s creativity and how she brings it into every aspect of her daily life; from her unique optical illusion art to her home décor,” said the LEGO Group’s Global Chief Product and Marketing Officer Julia Goldin.

“It’s wonderful to see Alexa inspired by the endless creativity of children and the process of building, unbuilding and rebuilding. LEGO play can help unlock creativity in people of all ages and inspire people to express themselves in spectacular ways – just like the artwork in this inspiring film!”

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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 @brfa_chris.

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