Lego is caricature.:thumb295580327:
Just posted this piece and it strikes me how working with lego can basically be caricature.
Making a model that looks EXACTLY like the object it is portraying is akin to photography - the brain does no work other can just recognition.
"Yes. That is a ________." (insert object/animal/person/building here)
But when you use lego, you are taking a limited elemental palette and building a representation that may not be of the exact dimensions and details, but the brain does a little gymnastics and the a-ha moment kicks in.
I think that is the major appeal of lego.
Using a bunch of generic elements to emphasize the details wh