see it: lego repairs around nyc

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With spring weather upon us in New York, the city is coming back to life. I think of NYC in the winter as black and white, but the spring ushers in a rainbow of colors. Cherry blossoms at the Brooklyn Botanical Garden, pastel-colored fashions walking the streets, watercolor sunsets, Lego repair work on the Public Library... wait, what? Jan Vormann, a 26-year-old artist from Germany, spent 2 weeks "repairing" cracks, murals, missing tiles and stones in NYC using Lego bricks. He calls the repairs "dispatchwork" and had a team of helpers, aged 3 to 40. Looking at his photos then walking around the city is like playing a silly game of I Spy:

Be sure to keep your eyes peeled for Jan's Lego installations, as it seems that Legos don't stand up to time (or sticky mitts!). The Lego bridge on this mural on the side of the police station in Times Square was my favorite! Alas, when I went to take my own photo of it, I found the bridge was MIA. 

You can learn more about Jan and his artwork here.

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