Next year is the 160th anniversary of the discovery of Nike of Samothrace in mid-April of 1863. To honour the unknown ancient artist(s) who carved the masterpiece from Rhodian marble about 2,200 years ago, Japan-based aerospace engineer Tatsuya Arai made this most celebrated sculpture in the world using LEGO.
Young Greek LEGO designer Dimitris Stamatis grew up playing with LEGO bricks and dreamt of one day working for the legendary Danish toy brand. After participating in game design events and competitions in Greece, Dimitris has managed to make his dreams and aspirations come true.
The British Museum may refuse to return the Parthenon sculptures and marbles to Athens, but the University of Sydney is donating an entire Lego Acropolis to the Acropolis Museum.