Illustrator Christoph Niemann blogs for the New York Times blog, Abstract City, and he recently posted a series of representations of New York using Lego. He currently lives in Berlin and he posted “During the cold and dark Berlin winter days, I spend a lot of time with my boys in their room. And as I look at the toys scattered on the floor, my mind inevitably wanders back to New York.”
My initial expectation when I clicked on the link was that I would see a series of notable NYC landmarks or complex Lego cityscapes. But what he did was create the smallest details of New York in Lego. Anyone who has spent any time in New York will recognize the difference between Starbucks and street vendor or deli coffee cups above. And just a note, regular coffee in NYC comes with milk and sugar. This post is a reminder that even the biggest things are made up of a series of minute details. Here’s a link to the post.