Incredible Making of the 3D LEGO Chalk Drawing

After one picture of a LEGO street painting was posted on Reddit, the Internet took over, making it a sensation online. Created for the Sarasota Chalk Festival in Florida, this amazing mashup of Legos and Terracotta warriors is magnificent in every sense of the word.

After our first post about it, we dug deep, getting ahold of the creators, artist group Planet Streetpainting, to learn more. Founder and Director Peter Westerink told us that it took a team of four artists – Leon Keer (design and art production), Peter Westerink (himself), Remko van Schaik, Ruben Poncia – five and a half days to complete it. “We started on Tuesday morning November 1st and finished on Sunday November 6th in the afternoon,” Westerink says.

What exactly went into creating it? “There were some challenges, starting with translating our first design to a gridded blueprint with the exact right distortions,” Westerink told us. “Our next challenge was to copy the blueprint to the pavement, again in the exact right proportions, only 100 times bigger (30 x 40 feet)! Last, but not least, we had to make sure we would finish in time, while answering the questions of the thousands of people that came by daily to see our piece.”

Planet Streetpainting was kind enough to send us these making-of images so that we could get a sense of how it all came together. Notice that at certain angles, the piece looks completely distorted and almost completely unrecognizable.








Planet Streetpainting website



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