First There Was Banksy, Then There Was Bricksy

Published September 10, 2014
Updated February 1, 2018
Published September 10, 2014
Updated February 1, 2018

Canadian photographer Jeff Friesen replicates some of the most iconic (and obscure) Banksy artwork in Bricksy, using only LEGO toys as his medium of choice.


Source: Designboom

Whimsical, captivating, hilarious—these are the words that have been used to describe Bricksy, the Banksy artwork recreations made entirely out of LEGO bricks. While small plastic toys aren’t the most obvious medium for re-creating street art, photographer Jeff Friesen uses Banksy’s urban artwork to inspire a more humorous, tongue-in-cheek project.

When LEGO bricks became the toy of choice for Friesen’s daughter, June, he also began playing with the colorful toys. Yet Friesen wasn’t just building LEGO police stations or car models. Instead, in 2013 Friesen started creating scenes from his hometown of Winnipeg, Manitoba, and kicked off his first LEGO series titled The Great LEGO North (seen in the two images below).

The Great North LEGO series

Source: Brunch News

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