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LEGO is producing a Vincent van Gogh ‘Starry Night’ set

It just crossed the 10,000 votes threshold

Reproducing an iconic painting, like Vincent Van Gogh’s masterpiece Starry Night so far required a lot of artistic skill and inventiveness. And still, you probably wouldn’t have gotten the same result anyway. But how about being able to come up with an exact replica in 3-D? Well, that will be soon possible, or at least get as close as you can with a new LEGO set.

Actually, as Robb Report, notes, Van Gogh’s Starry Night just crossed the 10,000 votes threshold on the LEGO “Ideas” platform. This means that it got enough support to go into production. The set will have no less than 1,552 pieces and is supposed to be “a vivid, three-dimensional recreation of the pre-dawn view from the artist’s room at the Saint-Rémy-de-Provence asylum in the south of France, where he was a patient from May 1889 to 1890.”

The brick model even manages to capture van Gogh’s iconic, swirling brush strokes, recreating them with assortment plates and curved parts. What LEGO added to the original is a special part of the set – a mini-figure decorated to look just like the artist in his famous final self-portrait, which comes with a paintbrush. At the moment though, there’s no firm release date for the set.

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