New York graphic designer Mike Doyle is best known in Lego MOC circles for his crumbling Victorian houses, but the city of K'al Yne on the alien world of Odan might just be his most ambitious project yet.
Crafted out of more than 200,000 Lego pieces and taking over 600 hours to build, the sculpture, designed entirely by Doyle, depicts a wondrous alien civilization. There's something Gothic about his soaring spires, bridges, buttresses, and villages clustered about the city's base.
The citizens of Odan, says the 45-year-old Doyle, are peaceful; they have never known war or murder, and the city of K'al Yne houses one of the purest expressions of this existence.
"One of Odan's great cultural icons is the Eternal Choir. Based in the small but ancient town of K'al Yne, the choir has been singing uninterrupted for 1,000 years," Doyle explains. "Thousands of citizens participate a few hours a day, forming an atmosphere filled with music. Now the millennial celebration has come, and visitors throughout this and many other galaxies have come to witness the event."
We think the sculpture is jaw-dropping as it stands, yet Doyle hopes it's just the first of a series. The creator has turned to Kickstarter to fund the continuation of his creative endeavors.
He's not expecting backers just to pay to look at more pictures of Lego cities, though. With each pledge starting at $13, donors will receive a gift of archival prints of the city. Donations of $35 and up get DIY kits for the individual buildings that make up K'al Yne.
Also interesting is the difference between the Contact 1 Kickstarter campaign and Doyle's first attempt to fund the series. Notable changes include much better photography, a lower funding goal, and rewards that offer better value to the backers.
At the time of this writing, Doyle had received $2,402 of his $1,000 goal. We're very much looking forward to seeing what he can come up with next.
(Source: Crave Australia)