Brick Bending: An "Illegal" Lego Workshop - Atlas Obscura Experiences

Brick Bending: An "Illegal" Lego Workshop

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Tue, Jul 12, 2022
7:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m.
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What We’ll Do

Freeze and drop that instruction manual! We're going off-book with a master Lego brick bender to learn some "illegal" moves.

"Illegal" Lego moves are risky building techniques that push those tiny plastic building blocks to the limits by adding stress to the bricks and connecting them in unconventional ways. In this live virtual workshop, Lego artist Jeff Sanders will reveal and demonstrate five "illegal" Lego moves that helped him unlock a whole new world of shapes and patterns, and allowed him to create his own set of rules.

In this experience, we'll learn about classic brick bending, incomplete connections, hinging, staggering, and noodling. We'll also see examples of how Jeff has applied these techniques to create mesmerizing geometric-inspired sculptures that shatter the mold of conventional Lego brick construction.

Come bend the rules with us!

Where We’ll Be


About Your Host
Jeff Sanders
Jeff Sanders

Artist Jeff Sanders' shocking and beautiful Lego sculptures have been viewed more than 150 million times across online platforms in every corner of the world. Jeff's work sits at the nexus of art, engineering, mathematics, and popular culture, exploring the patterns inherent in Lego bricks, and dramatically pushing the limits of what can be created with the ubiquitous construction toy. There’s no heat, glue, or magic tricks used in Jeff's work—it’s just experimentation, imagination, and a lot of patience. Jeff has shipped original artworks internationally, has been exhibited around the Pacific Northwest, and was commissioned to create the 10-square-meter mega-build 'Ten Point Geometry in Brick' for the 2019 Sharjah Islamic Arts Festival in the United Arab Emirates. You can check out his work on Instagram @brickbending!

What Else You Should Know

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