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Google Denmark Copenhagen Sculpture LEGO art Sean Kenney


Google and LEGO have a fun and special history... The Google company founders, Larry Page and Sergey Brin, are both avid lovers of LEGO toys, as are many of the company's employees.

This is the second LEGO Google sculpture that I've made for Google, and is installed in the lobby of their new office building in Copenhagen, Denmark. (The other one is installed in Google's New York office.)


Google LEGO logo


To translate the two-dimensional logo into a three-dimensional sculpture, I decided to do a few interesting things. In Google's logo, the lettering is always shown on a white background, with a light grey "drop shadow". And the letters themselves are made to look like they have a bit of depth and roundness.

First, I opted to hang the logo on a white wall, so that the wall itself becomes the negative space around the logo. Next, I suspended the letters outwards so they seem to float in mid-air above their little grey shadows. And the letters themselves have a subtle bit of depth and curvature to them, so that when lit correctly, they appear to have the same highlights and shadows in the logo.


Google logo LEGO


It was important that the elegant, thin lines of Google's logo not be distracted by the structural supports; I think this design is very clean-looking and subtle, yet very sturdy.


LEGO Google logo.  Sculpture by Sean Kenney

Wall-mounted sculpture of company logo, built with LEGO bricks



The sculpture extends about 4 inches (10 cm) from the wall and is 40 inches (1 meter) in length.


Google sculpture.  Made with legos by artist Sean Kenney



Comments

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  September 30, 2011
It looks so realistic! This is your second google logo right?
Sean Kenney
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Oliver King
  September 29, 2011
how many bricks did it take
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Darth Legor
  August 16, 2011
Amazing! incredible!
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  May 17, 2011
I love Google! =)
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Tomato Plant
  March 7, 2011
how much could i buy that for
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  March 27, 2010
Best engie out there. Well done on the shadow!
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  February 1, 2010
Awesome job Sean! =D ~F
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  January 15, 2010
Cool! By the way, Sean, have you considered removing the Moc stealer named ryan galli? I'm very happy you deleted his swipes, but you should get rid of him entirely.
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  September 29, 2009
awesome.does google pay you?Or for your giant nintendo DS thing did they pay you?Because that would be a pretty cool way to make a living.if you possibly have the time it would be really cool if you could comment on one of my creations, I'd appreciate it a lot. Keep building!(as if anything could stop you)
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  September 12, 2009
awesome! that's cool!
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  August 7, 2009
Awesome! Nice of you to give it to Google as a gift!
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  July 1, 2009
cool. it looks kinnda real. nice work
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  May 25, 2009
i like how today the make different designs for the google website =-]
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  April 11, 2009
You are a Lego god!
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  February 12, 2009
This is very nicely done Sean, very smart. God bless you =D
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  December 24, 2008
Sweet! You nailed the rounded effect. It looks exactly like the real thing!
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  December 19, 2008
Is it possible for you to ban a guy named Jeff Norton? He keeps spamming my pages, and will not quit.
Sean Kenney
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Lord Patrick Leon
  December 18, 2008
Hi shaun, I just wanted to tell you that a guy wrote a comment on my new batman MOC. I deleted it but I just want you to know that he used some words and wrote some stuff that's pretty bad.
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  November 19, 2008
Awesome! Please check ou my MOCs! I would be honored!
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  November 17, 2008
WOW, this would look great over my bedroom door! Nice build!
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  November 16, 2008
Make one for Christmas.
Sean Kenney
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Patrick Leon
  November 13, 2008
Cool!!!
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  November 8, 2008
very kewl... and that dude who gave it a 1 star knows NOTHING about lego! this is kewl!
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  November 6, 2008
man wouldn't that look nice on google's homepage. Awesome!
  November 6, 2008
very poor. who wants to see the ''google logo'' supously you have to do your own creation not a thing that exist.
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  November 6, 2008
Preeeetyyy... I want one for my room.
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  November 6, 2008
cool
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  November 6, 2008
You're not mistaken. My stister showed me =]
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  November 6, 2008
excellent!google made a one-day banner announcing legos 50th birthday back in january...if I'm not mistaken.....
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  November 6, 2008
Awesome job!! I love Google =]
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  November 6, 2008
Very nice, you really captured 3D image well. =)
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  November 6, 2008
He just wrote that its in New York... Anyway, great work Sean! Great shadow effect, but to be honest, I prefer the other one you made. Good day
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  November 6, 2008
Thats awesome! I love the shadow effect. Do you still have the old google sighn or did you take it apart?
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  November 6, 2008
Thanks, everyone.. :) Mark -- There are some strategically placed 1x2 technic bricks built into the grey shadow, allowing you to drill screws through and fasten it to the wall. And double-sided mounting tape helps too. :)
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  November 6, 2008
Nice - the drop shadow looks great! I'd be curious to know how it hangs.
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  November 6, 2008
This is very cool. Congratulations!
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  November 5, 2008
I sure like that lettering concept. It's googlicious. I'm inspired to "borrow" that style to make a logo for my friend's new comic shop. see ya. garth
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  November 5, 2008
Right the friggin' split-second when I saw this on the homepage I had just finished asking the person next to me why they used msn search instead of google. Freaky coincidence, but beautiful moc all the same
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  November 5, 2008
Very well done Sean! I don't know why you build Google so much, but you're very good at recreating it! PS: I was if you can take a ook at my 2nd newest MOC's comments. It has been severely spammed. I do still have the repost up, but I really want the spammer gone for good, so he can't do anymore harm. On the spammed version of the Micro-Scale Blue Eagle, there are a bunch of 1 smiley comments with a guy going by the name "." who duplicated his comments to intensify the spam. Anyway, I was wondering if you can possibly ban his Internet from accessing MOCpages. Please delete this comment as soon as you get back to me. Thank you for your time. ~Phong Chang
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  November 5, 2008
Piece of art! as usual from the best builder in the world :) keep it up >>> peace.. Fofo
 
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