This LEGO MoC lets you go one step ahead of Miley Cyrus and “Build your own flowers” instead.
Designed by LEGO master builder Chi Hsin Wei, the Van Gogh’s Sunflowers MOC (My Own Creation) garnered quite a lot of attention on their Instagram. Although Hsin Wei (who goes by Lego7 online) just teased the MOC build, it’s still not up on their LEGO Ideas page, so details on its availability are scant at the moment. Here’s hoping that it makes it to the Ideas forum where LEGO enthusiasts around the world cast their vote to turn it into a box set, like Van Gogh’s Starry night and Hokusai’s The Great Wave.
Designer: Chi Hsin Wei
Hsin Wei’s rendition of Van Gogh’s Sunflowers comes with a frame and a wonderfully three-dimensional rendition of the painting itself, with flowers that quite literally pop out from the canvas to greet you with their vibrance. I really feel that Van Gogh’s Post Impressionist style translates incredibly well to LEGO bricks, because each brick ends up looking like a paint-stroke, accentuating the style in its own way.
The build comes with a teal and yellow background, with the vase and 10 flowers emerging from it. While the background stays relatively true to its inspiration, the three-dimensionality of the flowers makes them quite literally pop in a way that attracts your eye. “They look freshly plucked”, one LEGO-based blog mentioned.
The MOC isn’t up for grabs anywhere but with a little support and perseverance, I think we could convince Hsin Wei to release the build either on LEGO Ideas or on other sites like Rebrickable. My favorite detail, however, remains the tiny Van Gogh figurine casually lounging at the bottom with a paintbrush and palette!