Interested in visiting a haunted house this Halloween weekend? Why not build your own? That’s what LEGO-maniac and artist Mike Doyle did. His massive LEGO victorian houses are not only spooky, they’re downright spectacular.
Doyle definitely has an artist’s eye:
The mud travels through the first floor, tears down a front wall and oozes over the porch side, taking with it household contents of convenience. This detail opens the piece up, allowing the eye to travel the surface of the house and then back through the porch, into a room and back out to survey the piles of garbage. The play on depth here is something I enjoy…
If only real home builders were this dedicated. Using 130,000 and more than 600 hours of his time, the New York-based artist assembled what can only be described as the Haunted Mansion of LEGOs. The broken-down Victorian on a Mud Heap stands 5 1/2 feet tall and is made entirely of LEGO bricks.
Home Sweet LEGO
Victorian on Mud Heap is the third in his series of Victorians that Mike designed using only LEGO bricks. That’s right, there’s no glue, paint or other materials used in the creation; everything from the trees to the awnings are good old LEGO plastic bricks.
The artist has created an entire neighborhood of LEGO haunted houses. So if you’re looking for a centerpiece for your dining room table for that Halloween party, why not consider one of Mike Doyle’s LEGO haunted houses?
LEGO bricks are an incredibly creative tool. Not only do they make great haunted houses but they also make great robots. It’s true: LEGO’s Mindstorm Robotics Kits allow people to create robots of all kinds. Alright, Dr. Frankenstein. It’s time to bring your robot to life!
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