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Can You Spot the LEGO Sculptures In These Photographs?

New York-based LEGO sculptor Nathan Sawaya and Australian photographer Dean West have collaborated on a new exhibit called “In Pieces” currently showing at the OPENHOUSE Gallery in SOHO through March 17. A spokesperson for Sawaya says, “The exhibit will allow you to see LEGOs in an entirely new way and will inspire your children to try to create fantastic pieces out of LEGOs and perhaps other household objects!”

For this series of images, Sawaya and West used modern photography techniques, combined with specially sculpted LEGO objects placed within the scenes. The imagery, from a distance, appears entirely photographic. However, as the viewer begins to digest the images, the series reveals its brick by brick fabricated construction, with clear references to pixelation and digital technology.

Take a look at some of Sawaya and West’s great images and see if you can find the LEGO sculptures in each piece:

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  • “Umbrella”, In Pieces 2012, Chromogenic Print on Kodak Endura 1 of 11
    "Umbrella", In Pieces 2012, Chromogenic Print on Kodak Endura
    I'll start easy. There's one sculpture in this one.
  • Umbrella, In Pieces 2012, Plastic Bricks, 28.0 x 33.0 x 33.0 inches 2 of 11
    Umbrella, In Pieces 2012, Plastic Bricks, 28.0 x 33.0 x 33.0 inches
    You got it!
  • “Tree”, In Pieces 2012, Chromogenic Print on Kodak Endura 3 of 11
    "Tree", In Pieces 2012, Chromogenic Print on Kodak Endura
    The title sort of gives it away, but wouldn't it be cool to have a LEGO stroller?
  • Tree, In Pieces 2012, Plastic Bricks, 48.0 x 22.0 x 20.0 inches 4 of 11
    Tree, In Pieces 2012, Plastic Bricks, 48.0 x 22.0 x 20.0 inches
    Close-up.
  • “Dress”, In Pieces 2012, Chromogenic Print on Kodak Endura 5 of 11
    "Dress", In Pieces 2012, Chromogenic Print on Kodak Endura
    Notice the LEGOs flying off in the wind. Love that.
  • Dress, In Pieces 2012, Plastic Bricks, 54.0 x 34.0 x 44.0 inches 6 of 11
    Dress, In Pieces 2012, Plastic Bricks, 54.0 x 34.0 x 44.0 inches
    Here's a close-up of the dress.
  • “Bus”, In Pieces 2012, Chromogenic Print on Kodak Endura 7 of 11
    "Bus", In Pieces 2012, Chromogenic Print on Kodak Endura
    Can you spot the LEGO sculptures?
  • Dog, In Pieces 2012, Plastic Bricks, 22.0 x 15.0 x 43.0 inches 8 of 11
    Dog, In Pieces 2012, Plastic Bricks, 22.0 x 15.0 x 43.0 inches
    Yes, the dog! The other one is hidden... it's the mannequin on the left.
  • “Hotel”, In Pieces 2012, Chromogenic Print on Kodak Endura 9 of 11
    "Hotel", In Pieces 2012, Chromogenic Print on Kodak Endura
    They're all kind of hidden in this one...
  • Bucket, In Pieces 2012, Plastic Bricks, 18.0 x 15.0 x 15.0 inches 10 of 11
    Bucket, In Pieces 2012, Plastic Bricks, 18.0 x 15.0 x 15.0 inches
    Did you guess the bucket?
  • Small Cloud, In Pieces 2012, Plastic Bricks, 14.0 x 21.0 x 14.0 inches 11 of 11
    Small Cloud, In Pieces 2012, Plastic Bricks, 14.0 x 21.0 x 14.0 inches
    There's also a larger cloud, for a total of three sculptures in "Hotel."

Photos courtesy of InPiecesCollection.com.

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