Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Legoman - USA

We watched this film about Nathan Sawaya - Legoman.

He said lego is "The toy that never ends".  Do you agree or disagree? What other toys could be described liked this?

People said he was "crazy to make the leap" from lawyer to lego artist,especially as this involved a big drop in pay.  What do you think?

When does a lego model become art not just lego bricks?

Which is your favourite model? Add your thoughts and answers as comments below this post. If you like check out advice on how to write quality comments on Rm 15's awesome blog.

29 comments:

  1. I agree and Ia think that no other toys are never ending.
    I think it was pretty crazy because a lawyer is a pretty well payed job and you would have to be pretty confident in your lego building skills.
    When a lego model turns into art its when people can tell what it is and don't need to ask.
    My favourite sculpture was overcome because I thought it was funny with the explanation.

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    1. I disagree about him being crazy because you should do what you want to do, not what gives you the most money.

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  2. Lego never ends because you can always make new things. I think being a lego artist would be way more fun than being a lawyer, and he still gets paid a lot for his art. People have different opinions on what art is. My favourite model is Blue.

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    1. Why is your favourite model Blue?

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  3. Hi miss Goldfinch,
    I agree with him that lego is a never ending toy,but there is hardly anyother toy like this that I know of.
    I think if he wants to do the leap he is allowed to and people shouldnt judge him because its his choice.
    When they are joined together by someone.
    My favourite lego sculpture is the gray which is a sculpture of a man climbing through a black wall.
    But who else is a lego artist?
    By Eden

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    1. Legoman said that all the kids are lego artists because they make stuff with them.

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  4. He said lego is "The toy that never ends". Do you agree or disagree? What other toys could be described liked this?

    Yes and no, depending on how good you are at building with lego. If you can build many things, then yes. If you're not that good at it, then no. A computer or smartphone never ends, but it's not exactly a toy.

    People said he was "crazy to make the leap" from lawyer to lego artist,especially as this involved a big drop in pay. What do you think?

    I disagree because being a lawyer would be boring and working with lego would be fun.

    When does a lego model become art not just lego bricks?

    When you make something yourself, without it being a set or instructions, it's art.

    Which is your favourite model?

    I like the sculptures of birth, life, and death. They are big and very creative.












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  5. I agree with him lego is a never ending toy. I can't even think of another never ending toy.

    I think he should have gone to an lego artist because he might not have enjoyed being a lawer and I think he should do what he loves to do, so hes not crazy its just something that he likes to do.

    I think it doesn't became art I think its all ready art.

    It's hard to tell what one is my favourite but one of them is the yellow man ripping himself apart.

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  6. I agree because lego is a building toy that you can keep making and keep making your creations bigger and bigger.Some other toys that can be described as never ending are magnetics.

    I think now tht he has become a lego creator he is very famous around the worldso it is probably a good thing that he made the leap so he could inspire other kids by his great creations.

    Basically it becomes art when the creations are totally finished and sent to art museums and tepapa and when it doesn't look like lego ,it just looks like art.

    The statue of liberty would have been a hrd thing to make but it was an inspire to other people so that was my favourite cretion.

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    1. good point Chris very well put

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  8. My favourite is yellow and I agree with David and Becca he should do what he loves and what he's good at

    David has a good point about a boring job and a fun hobbie

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  9. I agree with this because you can build anything and if you dont like it you can destroy it and build another something else from scratch. I cant really think of any other toys that never end.

    I think it was a bit crazy at the time but it turned out to be a really fun job and he ended up getting the same amount of money.

    I think it becomes art when you finish what you're building.

    M favourite model was the one called grey which was the one where the man looks like he is tearing apart the wall to get through.

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    1. what about hot wheels ? :/

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  10. I think that lego is a toy that never ends and i don't know any other toys that never ends

    I think no matter what you make lego is art

    my favourite model is blue


    I think that it wasn't crazy of him because he is now making the same or more amount of money than he did as a lawyer and he enjoys it much more

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    1. Why did he glue the lego bricks together straight away even when he didn't know that he was happy with it?

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  11. I agree that lego is a toy that never ends because what you can make with legos are endless. I dont know what other toy never ends.

    I think he was right to choose lego because making things out of it is fun and being a lawyer is just boring.

    I think everything that is made out of lego is art in its own way because someone who doesn't have imagination could see it as lego bricks but people with imagination could see it as their own work of art.

    I dont have one favourite my favourites are Blue, Red, and Yellow because they symbolise birth, life and death.

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  12. 1. I do agree with this because you can just take it apart and make something else with it. You could describe this with maybe a toy car.
    2. I would probably think that he was crazy but I think that it would be a bit more fun than being a lawyer.
    3. He said that it is always art.
    4. My favourite models are the World and Blue.
    Which out of Yellow, Red and Blue is your favourite?

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  13. that is a pretty cool model of a man in a box

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  14. I think never ends because u can build wat ever u want
    uhmmmmmm maybe Hot Wheels

    I think it was a good decision because he will have more fun
    It always art

    I like blue and red

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  15. Yes because you just keep on making more and more things.I think magnetics are never end toys because you can just keep making more and more creations like lego

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  16. Lego can help kids with building and ideas so they can be builders

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  17. hi guys i think Lego sculptures are fascinating and epic

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  18. Yes because you just keep on making more and more things.I think magnetics are never end toys because you can just keep making more and more creations like lego

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  19. Hi every one i think the Lego obsession is really weird but cool

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  20. I really liked this video showing what he does for a living and lots of his amazing creations.

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  21. It is amazing and it looks cool and fun

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  22. QUESTION:WHAT KIND OF GLUE DOES HE USE

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