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The most beautiful Lego art you'll ever see? (pictures)

In "Beautiful Lego," Mike Doyle showcases some of the most stunning art ever produced using the iconic plastic bricks. Here's a small sample.

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1 of 11 Reproduced from <a href="http://www.amazon.com/Beautiful-LEGO-Mike-Doyle/dp/1593275080">Beautiful LEGO</a>, with the permission of No Starch Press. © 2013 by Mike Doyle.

Beautiful Lego

In "Beautiful Lego," Mike Doyle showcases dozens of stunning pieces of Lego art created by a variety of artists. From fantastical buildings -- like Doyle's own "Contact 1: The Millennial Celebration of the Eternal Choir at K'ai Yne, Odan" -- to spaceships, animals, scenes from Tolkien, and much more, the book is a treat for any Lego fan.
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2 of 11 Copyright 2010, Arthur Gugick. From '<a href="http://www.amazon.com/Beautiful-LEGO-Mike-Doyle/dp/1593275080">Beautiful Lego</a>'

'Angkor Wat'

"Angkor Wat," by artist Arthur Gugick.
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3 of 11 Copyright 2011, Mike Doyle. From '<a href="http://www.amazon.com/Beautiful-LEGO-Mike-Doyle/dp/1593275080">Beautiful Lego</a>'

'Victorian on Mud Heap'

Mike Doyle, who put together "Beautiful Lego," is also a Lego artist himself. This is his "Victorian on Mud Heap," from 2011.
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4 of 11 Copyright 2012, J. Spencer Rezkalla. From '<a href="http://www.amazon.com/Beautiful-LEGO-Mike-Doyle/dp/1593275080">Beautiful Lego</a>'

'World Trade Center & 9/11 Memorial, New York'

A somber look at the post-9/11 World Trade Center, this is "World Trade Center & 9/11 Memorial, New York," by J. Spencer Rezkella.
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5 of 11 Copyright 2012, Garry King. From '<a href="http://www.amazon.com/Beautiful-LEGO-Mike-Doyle/dp/1593275080">Beautiful Lego</a>'

'Cetanclass Baseship'

Just one of many amazing spacecraft represented in "Beautiful Lego," this is Garry King's "Cetanclass Baseship."
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6 of 11 Copyright 2011, Nathan Sawaya. From '<a href="http://www.amazon.com/Beautiful-LEGO-Mike-Doyle/dp/1593275080">Beautiful Lego</a>'

'Frozen Figure'

Artist Nathan Sawaya, formerly a lawyer and later a Lego master model builder, has a series of haunting pieces in "Beautiful Lego." This is "Frozen Figure."
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7 of 11 Copyright 201, Leno Martins. From '<a href="http://www.amazon.com/Beautiful-LEGO-Mike-Doyle/dp/1593275080">Beautiful Lego</a>'

'Protector of the Great Queen'

This is "Protector of the Great Queen" by artist Leno Martins.
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8 of 11 Copyright 2011, Mike Nieves. From '<a href="http://www.amazon.com/Beautiful-LEGO-Mike-Doyle/dp/1593275080">Beautiful Lego</a>'

'The Equestrian'

One of a series of stunning animal pieces in "Beautiful Lego," this is "The Equestrian" by Mike Nieves.
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9 of 11 Copyright 2010, Dave Kaleta. From '<a href="http://www.amazon.com/Beautiful-LEGO-Mike-Doyle/dp/1593275080">Beautiful Lego</a>'

'It's Not Easy Being Green'

Harkening back to high school biology class, this is Dave Kaleta's "It's Not Easy Being Green (Dissected Frog)."
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10 of 11 Copyright 2009, Edward Conquest. From '<a href="http://www.amazon.com/Beautiful-LEGO-Mike-Doyle/dp/1593275080">Beautiful Lego</a>'

'Queen of Hearts Castle'

This is artist Edward Conquest's "Queen of Hearts Castle."
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11 of 11 Copyright 2012, Mihai Marius Mihu. From '<a href="http://www.amazon.com/Beautiful-LEGO-Mike-Doyle/dp/1593275080">Beautiful Lego</a>'

'The Fortune Demon'

A building? A monster? Both? It's artist Mihai Marius Mihu's "The Fortune Demon."

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