Mike Doyle’s masterwork Lego Victorian on Mud Heap follows up on his similar, if less epic, creations, Three Story Victorian with Tree and Two Story with Basement. This latest work is 5.5′ x 6′ x 3′ and uses well over 100,000 Lego elements, and took 600 hours of build time.
For me, this piece speaks to the inherent unpredictability of those things which we call our foundation. Like a little dollhouse, a seemingly secure home is plucked up and set on a new path. This charming home, lovingly embellished with ornamental fancy was no match for nature. The fancy embellishments serve as a reminder of our earlier focus on the material world, while the aftermath removes us from that focus. The piece offers no answers or necessarily any hope, but rather points to life’s fragility.
[Via the Brothers-Brick]