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New York-based graphic designer and artist Mike Doyle caught our attention a couple of years ago with his beautifully rendered eerie Lego Victorian houses. His latest piece, titled Contact 1, employs over 200,000 Lego bricks, took him over 600 hours to build, and stands 5 feet tall and 6 feet wide. Contact 1 is the first in a series Doyle is working on, and he writes, “The Contact Series of Lego-built creations was designed to promote the beauty of all intelligent life forms as extensions of our family – children under the same creative force.”

The images seem unreal, leaving the viewer wondering if they are of an actual sculpture or a rendering. Doyle responds, “The project is built and then photographed. 90% of the saucers are connected to the model with black Lego hoses. These mostly disappeared against a black screen. Those hoses that remained, I darkened to disappear. For some of the saucers appearing in front of the buildings, they were attached and then the attachments photoshopped out for a cleaner presentation.”

Doyle navigates Lego like a lifelong pro. It’s hard to believe he began working with Lego as an alternative art medium merely two years ago.

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[via Colossal]