A 3D-printed Lego sculpture is being made in Adelaide and will soon be on display in a museum.
The building-themed 3D model was printed by 3D printers from Lego bricks in the hope of raising funds for the South Australian Museum of Art.
Art student, Emily Karp, is using the Lego to build an original sculpture of a horse with a mouth that can be seen at the Adelaide Contemporary Art Gallery (ACAG) from October 12.
“I was thinking about a horse that has a mouth but I didn’t really want it to look like a mouth, I wanted it to have a mouth and that’s how I came up with the idea of using Lego,” Ms Karp said.
“It’s very unique and it’s a little bit of an homage to classic Lego, so the fact that it has a horse mouth means it has to have some kind of articulation to it, so I’m trying to take the shape of a mouth into Lego.”
That is one of the reasons I’ve been making it, it’s not really a mouth because you can’t really take a real Lego and put it in a Lego body and it wouldn’t be the same shape.
“The sculpture is currently on display at the ACAG from October 18.
Ms Karp’s project was inspired by the works of Australian sculptor Tony Smith.”
Tony Smith was the first person to use Lego to make a 3-D model of a human being,” Ms Zarp said in a media release.”
He did this for the International Exhibition of Architecture and Landscape Architecture, and I think that really helped me to get inspired by his work.
“The art student is also using the project to promote the museum.”
I think that’s really important, and so that’s what we’re trying to do by building a 3d model of the museum.”