Powered by Lego bricks, veteran builder Matt Armstrong lets his imagination run wild from the Old West to the far reaches of space.
California-based Lego artist Matt Armstrong (aka Monsterbrick on Flickr) has been creating amazing brick works for decades and works in an eclectic range of styles.
He works as a martial arts instructor in San Diego, but when he's off duty he's furiously building stuff with Lego. Armstrong recently showed off some of his latest creations at Star Wars Days at the nearby Legoland. They included this colorful take on the astromech droids of "Star Wars" such as R2-D2. This one is called RU-KRAZY.
An ancestor of modern machine guns, the Gatling gun was invented by Richard Gatling in the early 1860s. This Lego re-creation is one of Matt Armstrong's most elaborate works. Its barrels actually turn when the handle is cranked.
In reference to his Lego telescope, Matt Armstrong described his trial-and-error approach to building: "I try out different schematics...put pieces on and take them off...not every creation is a work of art."