Van Gogh’s very famous Starry Night is perhaps his greatest masterpiece. Of course, that is arguable, but we can’t deny the fact that it is widely replicated on almost any surface.
The iconic painting has been copied and immortalized several times. Last year, we noted that it’s getting its own Lego set, and now it’s here—almost. The set will be available beginning June 1, 2022, but you can sign up for VIP Early Access on the Lego website.
Designer: Truman Cheng (LEGO)
The Vincent van Gogh’s The Starry Night LEGO Set is a 3D representation of the famous oil-on-canvas painting by the Dutch Post-Impressionist painter. It’s another product of a Lego designer’s imagination put into production and turned into reality from an idea.
The final production set is up for purchase and is ready to sell fast. You can paint The Starry Night by simply following techniques and brush strokes. It can be copied, but you can also build a 3D set. As the famous painter spent every moment trying to make the perfect stroke or mixing the right color, you can also spend some of your precious time following instructions and making sure every step is followed. Brick by brick, you can say you’ve built a Van Gogh creation even if it’s just a copy.
As one of the most famous landscape paintings of all time, it can be easy to get lost in The Starry Night. And with a Lego set of its own, no doubt you will also get lost in the process. This set inspires creativity, but it requires following instructions. But unlike van Gogh who was not fully appreciated before, your finished Lego set will have everyone in awe.
Van Gogh’s legacy cannot be measured, but we believe his art will continue to inspire many people. Just like how the LEGO fan designer Truman Cheng was inspired and pushed him to create this set. His submission to the LEGO Ideas led people to believe in him, which made his work a winner. The LEGO Ideas community gave him more than 10,000 votes, and that made the LEGO team decide to work on the design.
LEGO teamed up with the MoMA (The Museum of Modern Art) to celebrate the launch. The museum presented a more detailed explanation of The Starry Night. Astrophysicist Janna Levin shared, “There’s a general idea for me in both art and in science that we’re navigating the divide between the subjective and the objective. Where the commonality is [between art and science], is in the curiosity, the asking questions about the world, to see the world differently, to see yourself differently…you’re compelling people to still be human beings and still view themselves in the cosmos.”
MoMA noted, though, that “the picturesque village nestled below the hills was based on other views – it could not be seen from his window.” Meanwhile, the designer said he “based the model on the original painting and added my own imagination for the 3D aspect of the design.” Just like the real Van Gogh painting, the LEGO set will have you studying the finished product in detail.
Fans of Van Gogh will love this The Starry Night Lego Set. It’s $169.99 which is a good price already. True blue Lego collectors will find this a worthy investment. Someday, it will be worth more, just like the real Starry Night painting.