Everything awesome again? LEGO changes guidelines for bulk orders
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3:21 AM EST, Thu January 14, 2016
Chinese artist Ai Weiwei can't stay out of the headlines. This time, he's opened a public dialogue on Instagram about LEGO's refusual to provide him with a bulk order of plastic bricks for his upcoming exhibition in Australia.
After a weekend of posting on his social media platform of choice, Ai's fans have come to his aid with many offering to donate their own lego collections to help him realise the project.
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This isn't the first time Ai has created art using LEGO. "Trace," was exhibited on Alcatraz Island. The installation features 176 colorful portraits made of LEGO bricks representing individuals who have been imprisoned or exiled because of their beliefs.
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In March 2015 deputy editor of MIT News Maia Weinstock created a series of custom built LEGO figures of the four women who have served as justice of the U.S. Supreme Court since 1981 (when President Ronald Reagan appointed Sandra Day O'Connor as the first female ever to the role). From left: Sonia Sotomayor, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Sandra Day O'Connor and Elena Kagan.