Anatomy of a Lego Man: Toy and Sculpture Hybrid by Jason Freeny

November 19, 2011

Anatomy of a Lego Man: Toy and Sculpture Hybrid by Jason Freeny

Jason Freeny is a creator and sculptor of some odd entities, including a Hello Kitty fetus, anatomy of a balloon dog, Mr. Potato Head anatomy and much more. One of my favorites in his portfolio is his Lego "Mini Figure Anatomy." He dissected a large Lego figure to build/reveal the inner workings of the iconic yellow-headed character.

It took a few tries and experimenting to get the right result—since the plastic didn't stand up to the required heat to bake the clay, he had to work with a hardening epoxy clay. Since he doesn't normally use that material and the work time before setting was about an hour and a half for the final clay he chose to work with.

As I've mentioned before, I love seeing the process behind a creation, and Jason's Facebook album of documentation of the anatomy's evolution is pretty awesome. You can see his adaptation to new materials and success taking shape through the photo timeline.

Some other hand-picked posts you might enjoy on our Design Blog:

Movie Scenes in Lego by Alex Eylar
My Little Pop Icons from Mari Kasurinen
The Anatomy of Cupcakes and Chargrilled Oysters by Sarah Wilson

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Jessica Patterson

Jessica Patterson

Hi, I'm Jessica. I'm a Designer and Writer at Drawbackwards and write for the Design Blog at I enjoy vintage things, letterpress, publication design, and long walks around the Cesar Chavez Park pond. You can follow me on twitter at @jessdoodled for lots of fun randomness.

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