Talented artist creates 3D sculptures of celebrity heads out of LEGO

October 20, 2016 | by | 0 Comments
Dirk Denoyelle

Dirk Denoyelle

Some of the world’s most famous celebrity faces have been recreated by a talented artist – using thousands of pieces of LEGO.

Dirk Denoyelle, 52, has painstakingly built dozens of busts of well-known actors, comedians and pop stars using the colourful bricks.

He spends up to 40 hours using an average of 6,000 pieces of Lego crafting his amazing 3D sculptures.

John Cleese

John Cleese

Dirk has built replica faces of the icons of film and music such as Elton John, George Clooney, Sandra Bullock and Michael Jackson.

The Belgian comedian has also created some of his British comedy heroes such as Tommy Cooper, Charlie Chaplin, Laurel and Hardy, John Cleese and Mr Bean.

His work will go on display in the UK for the first time at the BrickLive Show at Birmingham’s NEC between October 27-30.

Elton John

Elton John

Today (Thurs) Dirk, from Antwerp, said: “I first started playing around with Lego when my daughter was born in 1999.

“They are just so fun and it soon became a hobby of mine to start making sculptures.

“My first famous celebrity head was Elton John in 2000, that is why he looks quite young and from then on I got hooked and really enjoyed the challenge.

Laurel & Hardy

Laurel & Hardy

“They usually take about 40 hours. I work for around two hours at a time, so one face can take me up to a month to make.

“I work from two photographs. One view side-on and another facing the camera and I go from there really.

“As part of my work as a comedian I often built celebs who I could impersonate as that is a big part of my act.

Hagrid from Harry Potter

Hagrid from Harry Potter

“But I also made people who inspired me that includes all the British comedians. I’m also a big fan of Elton John.

“The reason I did Hagrid was because I did the voiceover for him in the Belgian version of the Harry Potter films. So that one is quite personal to me.

“I just love using Lego. It is versatile and there and no limits apart from where your imagination can take you.”

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