Yes, you read that right. David Cole, an artist and designer based in Brooklyn, NY, has created several different LEGO kitsall hand-assembledto allow you to make your own PETA-approved home decor.Cole has experience in a wealth of fields; he runs a boutique online publication design studio and worked extensively with interaction design. His foray into LEGO, then, seems like an extension into materiality of his work on the web. For the kits, he hand-illustrates the assembly instructions and sources new and hard-to-find bricks from around the world.
His interest in creating the kits stemmed from what he describes as "an interest in animal forms, and how they render in this geometric style." What's fascinating, though, is that his orders over the holidays came mainly from, as Cole puts it, Midwestern and Southern "women purchasing them for their hunter husbands and sons."
So what, exactly, is the audience for these pieces? Will they sell as a sincere appeal to those interested in their real-world equivalents? Or will hipster parents love them for their kitsch value and buy them for their kids? Or will the Adult Fan of LEGO community (AFOL) embrace them as another grown-up application of the toy?
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(Images: David Cole)