Fergie the lovely lady singer of the Black Eyed Peas showed up at the Nickelodeon’s 24th Annual Kids’ Choice Awards wearing a dress made of Lego bricks. The dress was designed by L.A.-based Michael Schmidt.
You may have also spotted the artist wil.i.am wearing a cool Lego hat and necklace at last year’s American Music Awards.
See more Lego fashions here! Lego on the Runway: Bricks as High Fashion
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A great new program called Lego Art is going on here in Chicago this month. It is sponsored in part by the Illinois Institute of Technology and partnered with the Louis L. Valentine Boys and Girls Club of Chicago. Basically this is a fantastic youth art program that provides an encouraging environment for students from stuggling socioeconomic groups to express themselves using Lego!
The program was made available to students who participate in the Louis L. Valentine Boys and Girls Club’s, Chicago Boys Club after school outreach. It began March 28th and lasts two weeks. During this period the students meet for a few hours after school and are instructed in how to design sculptures using Lego bricks. They are given short exercises and then also provided plenty of free expression time to build whatever their imaginations come up with.
The Lego Art program will culminate in an awards ceremony where the children display their Lego sculptures to teachers and family and receive trophies for their participation.
I had the honor of meeting with the main developer of the Lego Art program. I think this is a great idea for a program that will teach kids about art, sculpting, working with others and of course the joys of Lego! Hopefully this will become a regularly offered activity for the students. Other school administrators and teachers should consider incorporating a Lego art course as part of their curriculum.
Please visit the Chicago Lego Art program’s website at this link. Also they have a way for you to donate and give underprivileged students a great learning experience.