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Rubens Adoration of the Magi
This LEGO mosaic is a parody on one of the most famous paintings by the Antwerp artist Peter Paul Rubens: The Adoration of the Magi. It’s 4,62 m high and 3,47m wide, which makes it slightly lager than the original (and that is because it had to fit om 12 x9 standard 48x48 nop LEGO base plates). It was built by LEGO Certified Professional Dirk Denoyelle and his team – not by coincidence in Hoboken near Antwerp (Flanders, Belgium). It took them, design time included, almost 500 hours and about 200.000 LEGO plates. It is one of the largest LEGO mosaics ever made by a private team. The heads of the original characters have been replcaed by the heads of more recent “wise people” (ad “Magi” in Dutch is translated by the same word as “wise persons”: “Wijzen”) It’s up to the viewer to discover them all. But yes, that is Albert Einstein there ☺ Visit also www.amazings.eu Until 26/10/2010 at LEGO World in Zwolle, The Netherlands. After that on tour in various cities in Europe.
About this creation

Thisis what the original painting looks like


Almost halfway, back in our backyard


As the deadline came closer, I needed not only to ask my own daughters to help out, but also their friends...

Still a little scared of hights ... (Beware: don't try to imitate this - it's not safe; this picture is added here for fun !)



Comments

Dirk Denoyelle
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Emerald Knight
  February 27, 2013
So good !>.....well done
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  November 28, 2012
Breathtaking.
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  November 28, 2012
*jaw clatters to floor* WHAT!? The sheer size...the accuracy...the impossibility and daring of such a feat...*faints* Truly awe inspiring! Having just done my first mosaic, my appreciation for builders like yourself has sky rocketed even further than before.
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  February 13, 2012
Ah-Mazing!!! Th sheer size and detail!
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  February 13, 2012
Ah-Mazing!!! Th sheer size and detail!
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  February 13, 2012
Whoa...
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  May 5, 2011
Quoting alex loiseau I saw it in brickjournal and was amazed by it. Have you made anything better than that picture?
Don't know if "better" would be the correct description. As far as mosaics are concerned, this is the "best" so far, I guess. But it's a matter of taste. Many people like the heads better. I quite like the towers of Ghent as well...
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  May 4, 2011
I saw it in brickjournal and was amazed by it. Have you made anything better than that picture?
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  April 26, 2011
Well, It would have been eassier on the floor; but it was a matter of timing: the wooden background was put there for me by the people from LEGO Holland. I did not want to bother them twice: once for actually building the wooden thing, and then having to tilt it up as well (it is darn heavy with all the LEGO on it...)
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  April 18, 2011
just to know you better, as an artist, i would have built it all for you! but, i m curious, why building on vertical, when it would have been so much easier to do it flat on the floor? i m sure you had good reasons, it s just that it does nt occur to me now, it looks classic! like a real painting! great work!
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  March 2, 2011
Wow !!! Excellent !!!
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  February 16, 2011
Awesome!!!!!
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  January 11, 2011
Wow: In een woord Geweldig!!!
Dirk Denoyelle
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Hans Demol
  December 28, 2010
I've seen this one in Zwolle. Just one word: impressive!! Respect, Dirk! (and next time, just let me know if you need an extra pair of hands - I'd be delighted to help!)
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  December 28, 2010
You may like Rubens or not, but this is something crazy. Did you use pictobrick or is this a secret ? And yes Je mag het in het Vlaams zeggen. Congratulations
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  October 31, 2010
Seg Dirk, wanneer ligt het in den Blokker? ;) Just kidding, het is prachtig!!
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  October 26, 2010
Ik heb er geen woorden voor..... Zal toch maar proberen : Ongelofelijk,Flabberghasted,Niet te geloven,Buitengewoon,Prachtig,Supercallifragilisticexpialidocious !Superduper !Incredible !
Dirk Denoyelle
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Espen Stålder
  October 24, 2010
Whoa.
  October 24, 2010
Dirk & Family, So good to see what you are up to. Best wishes from Davis, CA. Ethan
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  October 21, 2010
omg 0-o
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  October 19, 2010
No way. Nope. I'm speechless.
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  October 19, 2010
yes it is!!! and its awesome!!!
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  October 19, 2010
This is not LEGO. Please remove it. ;)
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  October 19, 2010
This is just... WOW. When I first saw this I wondered, "What's a painting doing on MOCpages?"
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  October 19, 2010
awesome in its creativity and artistry!
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  October 19, 2010
Well, I like people to guess themselves. But Einstein, Copernicus and Darwin are correct :-)
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  October 19, 2010
Amazing! I was just watching a show about St. Peter's in Rome, and what I thought were paintings on the walls are actually mosaics. I like the parody aspect. Who else is on there besides Einstein? Is that Copernicus? Darwin for sure. MLK?
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  October 19, 2010
Mad skillz!
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  October 19, 2010
THIS EARNS YOU THE GOLD MEDAL FOR.....THE GREATEST, MOST AWE INSPIRING, MOST FANTABULOUS LEGO CREATION EVER CREATED IN THE HISTORY OF.....CREATION!!
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  October 19, 2010
You made my jaw drop again, this is incredible! =O
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  October 19, 2010
Just PERFECT!!! ^^
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  October 19, 2010
This is amazing. words fail me.
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  October 19, 2010
Wow. That's a beastly mosaic. Huge, incredibly detailed, and pleasing to the eye. Great job.
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  October 19, 2010
Sorry, I survived... And if I hadn't, the LEGO probably would be either used by my family to continue the business, or auctioned to keep their hungry stomacs alive for a few extra weeks :-)))
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  October 19, 2010
yes, it is Darwin:-)
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  October 19, 2010
;^} Priceless.
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  October 19, 2010
Wow. Stunning in scale and funny in it's satire. Fabulously done!~H
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  October 19, 2010
Is that Darwin on the far right? Haha, excellent work. -Drew
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  October 19, 2010
This is stunning to say the least. LOL at the fork-hoist pic, people do that in my country when it is completely illegal practise. 5/5 ~Thoy
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  October 19, 2010
Simply amazing. Oh if you did happen to fall off can I have your LEGO. LOL
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  October 19, 2010
Incredible!
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  October 19, 2010
I'm in awe...
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  October 19, 2010
The scale of the project is staggering, and it's beautifully done! Glad to know you survived the lift. (I'm assuming, of course, that you didn't fall off!) But wait...if you had fallen off, and we'd lost you in the tragic accident...would that have increased the value of the work? ;-)
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  October 19, 2010
fantastic.
 
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