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When picking a cool LEGO Ideas project to feature, I usually browse through the latest first. Today however, I’d like to highlight a project that’s been around for a while but has a lot of potential.

When new Ideas projects are picked or released, the platform is often flooded with similar projects. After Van Gogh’s ‘Starry Night’ was released there was a burst of new art based projects being submitted. At first I didn’t pay them much attention, but this Vermeer 2.0 project is something quite different!

The project is based on pixel art and made with slopes to have 2 of the most famous artworks by Johannes Vermeer depicted, depending which way you look at it. This makes it the perfect decoration for hallways or other places people walk by.

The designer explains the origins for these artworks best:

‘The Girl With A Pearl Earring’ is an oil painting by Dutch Golden Age painter Johannes Vermeer, dated c. 1665. Going by various names over the centuries, it became known by its present title towards the end of the 20th century after the earring worn by the girl portrayed there.

‘The Milkmaid’, sometimes called The Kitchen Maid, is an oil-on-canvas painting of a “milkmaid”, in fact, a domestic kitchen maid, by the Dutch artist Johannes Vermeer. The exact year of the painting’s completion is unknown, with estimates varying by source, it was painted in about 1658–1661.

– Rick Lenssen

Fun fact: 

Did you know that LEGO City Museum Break-In (set 60008) features a sticker with a LEGO Version of this painting? It’s always fun to have some easter eggs when LEGO sets refereence each other, so that’s another good reason this could make a good Ideas set!


We would like to wish Rick Lenssen the best of luck in gaining the required 10k support. If you like the look of this idea and would like to give your support, please use the links below. Registration is free to LEGO Ideas and only takes a minute, so head over there now and do your part!


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