Mike Doyle is a LEGO mad scientist. While most people re-create their favorite Myazaki scenes or build little cube characters with their LEGOs, Mike is busy making amazingly realistic looking, abandoned and dilapidated houses.
To give you an idea of how much goes into each of these creations, just look at his latest, the Victorian House on a Mud Heap (picture directly below). That LEGO creation is a Three Story Victorian with Tree and Two Story with Basement that measures s.5′ x 6′ x 3′ and uses over 100,000 Lego. Oh ya, he also spend 600 hours building it.
Here’s what he had to say about it.
For me, this piece speaks to the inherent unpredictability of those things which we call our foundation. Like a little dollhouse, a seemingly secure home is plucked up and set on a new path. This charming home, lovingly embellished with ornamental fancy was no match for nature. The fancy embellishments serve as a reminder of our earlier focus on the material world, while the aftermath removes us from that focus. The piece offers no answers or necessarily any hope, but rather points to life’s fragility