The Starry Night is a painting created by the Dutch painter Vincent Van Gogh back in 1889. It is regarded as one of the finest painting of Western art. It has been an inspiration for many artist and painters.
Just a little while ago, Truman Cheng, aka legotruman, a LEGO fan from Hong Kong, entered the LEGO Ideas competition. His recreation of The Starry Nights was wonderful and got selected to be turned into a set.
LEGO fan Truman Cheng recreated Van Gogh’s The Starry Night using LEGO bricks
Here’s how the original 1889 painting looks like
“The set re-imagines the original painting in a 3D scene, with strong emphasis on the artist’s iconic brush strokes and color choice,” says Truman.
Truman’s set comes with a brush, easel, painting palette, and a miniature printed version of The Starry Night.
The set even comes with a miniature version of Van Gogh himself
In an earlier interview with LEGO, Truman said he became interested in LEGO when he was just around 5 or 6 years old. ” I can express myself, create characters and sculptures from my imagination. It’s a very relaxing experience where I can forget about the petty troubles in daily lives, and get lost in my own imagination,” says the man.
The set consists of 1552 parts
When he was asked, why he chose to recreate The Starry Night, Truman said that he was always fascinated with the artist’s work. “The unique colours and brushwork just capture one’s imagination,” says the man. “His life story and complete dedication to his art are inspiring to many young artists.”
You can check out more of Truman’s works on his Instagram page.