Lego launches 'posters' you can build, including Darth Vader, Iron Man, Marilyn Monroe

Lego releases a new line of build-your-own portraits that includes a canvas and bead-size pieces.

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The Lego Art sets include portraits of Star Wars Sith characters Darth Maul, Darth Vader and Kylo Ren. 


There's more to Lego than models of the Batmobile and the Millennium Falcon

On Wednesday, Lego announced a new line of art sets aimed at attracting adults. Instead of building objects, the new sets let you create portraits of pop culture icons such Marvel superhero Iron Man, and Star Wars Sith villains Darth Vader, Darth Maul, and Kylo Ren

The new kits also include a replica of artist Andy Warhol's painting of actress Marilyn Monroe, as well as portraits of each of The Beatles

Each Lego Art set includes over 3,000 small, round pieces in various colors to pop into a canvas. The square canvas measures 15.5 inches (40 cm) on each side. 


Each Lego Art Set comes with a canvas and multi-colored, round Lego pegs.


The Lego Art sets have one canvas for each portrait. So if you want to build portraits of each of The Beatles band members or all of the Star Wars villains to display, you have to buy multiple sets. 

The Lego Art sets can also be combined to make one larger, multi-canvas art piece.

The Lego sets all come with soundtracks to play while building the sets that feature backstories, rare recordings and interviews about the art subjects.

Each Lego Art set sells for $120 (about £96, AU$172). The sets are due to debut in stores outside the US on Aug. 1, and in the US on Sept. 1.

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