I’ve always been interested in the link between limitations and creativity. One might think that when an artist limits himself to using only pre-made plastic bricks, it would decrease creativity. However, that doesn’t seem to be true.
In my opinion, limitations create exciting challenges that increase creativity. That seems to be the case for Nathan Sawaya, an AFOL (Adult Fan of Lego). Mr. Sawaya loves Lego so much that he left his career as a lawyer to become a full-time Lego artist. He opened a studio in New York where he creates amazing sculptures like this blue man. See more of his work on his website, The Art of the Brick.
Which would YOU rather be, a lawyer or a Lego artist?