The LEGO Art collection now includes six buildable mosaics; the #31197 LEGO Art Andy Warhol’s Marilyn Monroe, the #31198 LEGO Art The Beatles, the #31199 LEGO Art Marvel Studios Iron Man, the #31200 LEGO Art Star Wars The Sith, the #31201 LEGO Art Harry Potter Hogwarts Crests, and the #31202 LEGO Art Disney’s Mickey Mouse.
Each of the LEGO Art sets come with several alternate instructions. The #31197 LEGO Art Andy Warhol’s Marilyn Monroe mosaic set allows you to build four differently colored versions of the famous artwork, and the #31198 LEGO Art The Beatles mosaic set can be used to build any of the four band mates. If you purchase four of these sets, you can display the four different versions next to each other for a larger display.
The #31199 LEGO Art Marvel Studios Iron Man and #31200 LEGO Art Star Wars The Sith are a little different. They give you three alternate instructions with three different designs (different Iron Man armor versions / different Sith Lords). If you purchase three of these sets, you can display them next to each other, or there is a fourth alternate instruction to combine three sets into a larger mosaic with a different design.
The #31201 Harry Potter Hogwarts Crests is for building the Hogwarts crest of your choice (Gryffindor, Slytherin, Hufflepuff. or Ravenclaw), and if you get four sets, you can display all four crests next to each other, or you can rebuild them into a large combined crest.
The #31202 Disney’s Mickey Mouse is again a bit different. From one set, you can build either Mickey or Minnie, and if you get two sets, you can display them separately next to each other, or combine them into a double-width display.
As you can see, there are plenty of options and different ways to work with these mosaics, whether you just get one copy or more. And LEGO fans have been also experimenting with making their own mosaics with the pieces provided in these sets (see links at the end of this post).
Recently, LEGO added several more alternate instructions for the #31201 Harry Potter Hogwarts Crests and the #31202 Disney’s Mickey Mouse set. If you go to the LEGO Art website, click on the “About” section, then click on the set names, you will find a section titled “Inspiration Gallery”.
At the #31201 Harry Potter Hogwarts Crests page, you will find downloadable instructions for building Hedwig, a golden snitch, or a platform 9 3/4 sign. And at the #31202 Disney’s Mickey Mouse set page, you will find downloadable instructions for different facial expressions for Mickey and Minnie.
It’s great to see that LEGO continues to expand the options these sets provide. They provide a great way to relax (especially if you listen to the accompanying soundtrack!), and they are fantastic for decorating a LEGO room, or even living room, or office. They have the playfulness of LEGO, but they also have the sophistication of decorative artwork. If you haven’t checked them out already, you can find all six of the sets at the LEGO Art section of the Online LEGO Shop.
What do you think? How do you like the LEGO Art sets? Do you have any of them already? Did you like the building experience? Do you prefer to display them separately, or combine them together? And how do you like the recently uploaded alternate builds? Would you like to see more? Feel free to share and discuss in the comment section below!
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Wow. It’s great to see that they are adding alternate instructions. I wonder if they will make more for the other mosaics. My mosaic design skills are not the best, but I can follow instructions and I like alternates.
The alternate Minnie is very cute.
I would love to see more articles like this focusing on how to convert the new Modular Police station into a hospital or the Gotham City Police Department. Also, I would love to see another one of those posts where you modified an existing modular, like this one: http://thebrickblogger.com/2020/05/customizing-the-lego-creator-bookshop/
I’ve seen alternate builds for the Sith art also. There are several on Pinterest as well.
Mickey and Minnie are adorable! Don’t really care for the HP alternates, but I don’t really care for the original mosaic either.