Hokusai’s The Great Wave of Kanagawa woodblock print splashes Lego art in early 2023

It will be nothing but a smooth ride as you assemble your own 3D version of the world’s most recognizable wave.

Edo period artist At Katsushika Hokusai’s most famous individual woodcut, The Great Wave off Kanagawa has been reproduced in many forms of media, including functional for everyday life, since it was introduced to the world in 1831. lego japan will soon claim the glory of the latest version when it releases a Lego version of Hokusai’s iconic image Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji.

▼ “The Great Wave off Kanagawa” in Lego form

The artistic piece was partly inspired by Lego’s Play Well 2022 Report, in which 93% of adults surveyed said they experience regular stress and 80% look for new ways to relax. Taking this to heart, the designers created the work using 1,810 blockspromising the Lego artists at least a few hours of good time to relax while creating the image.

▼ With dimensions of 52.7 x 39.9 x 2.6 centimeters (20.7 x 15.7 x 1 inches), you can proudly display your finished product on the wall like a piece of art.

Uniquely, the design uses layers of blocks that literally pop out of the frame to recreate the depth of Hokusai’s lines.

▼ Lego art promises a vibrant finished canvas.

The box also comes with a premium booklet featuring Hokusai’s original artwork and all sorts of background information. Plus, Lego even offers a special soundtrack featuring more historical trivia to listen to while assembling your masterpiece.

▼ Art meets play

New ‘Great Wave off Kanagawa’ Lego art will go on sale on February 1, 2023 for an indefinite price. It’s the perfect time to celebrate the artwork with its glimpse of Mount Fuji in the background, as 2023 marks the 10th anniversary of Mount Fuji’s listing as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Maybe while we wait for its release, we’ll kill time by relaxing with another round of our very own, art-inspired 36 Views of the Mount Fuji Bar.

Source, images: PR Times
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