Discovered in 1974, the Terracotta Army is a vast collection of sculptures that depicts an army that dates back to the 3rd century B.C. It's mind-blowing, and it serves as the inspiration for a recent Kickstarter project.
Artist Robert W. Darabos wants to re-create this wonder of the ancient world, expect using sculptures of Lego minifigures. According to Robert's Kickstarter page, the project started a something of a joke after he made six Lego minifigure sculptures out of clay. A student of his suggested making an "army" of clay minifigures, and after mulling it over for a while, Robert decided to go ahead with the project.
Robert is seeking $1000 on Kickstarter to get this project going. The funds will go toward buying clay, getting the figurines fired in a kiln, and other incidentals involved with setting up the installation.
As of right now, though, he's raised only $36 in pledges woth 22 days to go. If you pledge $30 or more, you can get your very own terracotta Lego warrior in return, which by itself might be worth the price of admission for any self-proclaimed Lego fan. Head on over to Robert's Kickstarter page to learn more about this project.
This isn't the first time we've seen Lego minifigures and the Terracotta Army come together in an art project: Back in November, we spotted an equally awesome 3D chalk drawing of a Lego minifigure army. How will you one-up these two projects? Leave a comment, or better yet, tell us all about your Lego exploits!
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