Street Artist Paints a Bridge in Germany to Look Like LEGO Bricks

 

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If you’re ever driven through the outskirts of Wuppertal in the Rhine-Westphalia region of western Germany, you might be surprised to discover a bridge made from a colorful set of interlocked, jumbo LEGO bricks. Although the bridge looks like it’s made from massive plastic toys, it’s actually made of concrete, so you can rest assured a giant won’t come along and take it apart.

The Schwesterstraße bridge is part of the former Wuppertal railway line that was later repurposed as a pedestrian and public bicycle path. After years as an unremarkable concrete overpass, the city of Wuppertal commissioned street artist Megx (Martin Heuwold) to revitalize the underside in 2011.

Megx was inspired by his two daughters’ love of LEGO bricks and asked permission from The LEGO Group to make his vision a reality. After getting approval, the artist and his team spent just under 2 weeks painting the 2,700-square-foot (250-square-meter) bridge in primary color hues. Clever use of shading allowed Megx to create an incredibly lifelike render, complete with realistic circular connectors.

The playful Lego-Brücke (Lego Bridge) was awarded the Deutscher Fassadenpreis Advancement Prize in 2012. Scroll down to see work in progress images, and check out more of Megx’s projects on Instagram.

In Wuppertal in the Rhine-Westphalia region of western Germany, there’s a bridge that looks like its made from jumbo LEGO bricks.

This bridge in Germany was painted to look like Legos from r/pics

It was created by German street artist Megx, who was inspired by his daughters’ love of the colorful toy bricks.

 

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Emma Taggart

Emma Taggart is a Contributing Writer at My Modern Met. Originally from Northern Ireland, she is an artist now based in Berlin. After graduating with a BA in Fashion and Textile Design in 2013, Emma decided to combine her love of art with her passion for writing. Emma has contributed to various art and culture publications, with an aim to promote and share the work of inspiring modern creatives. While she writes every day, she’s also devoted to her own creative outlet—Emma hand-draws illustrations and is currently learning 2D animation.

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