If you love Mouse Guard, and you love LEGO, you’re gonna melt over Mouse Guard: Art of Bricks hardcover that arrives in stores this week.
Mouse Guard: Art of Bricks HC
Publisher: Archaia, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Writer: Alice Finch
Photographs: Alice Finch & Seattle’s ArchLUG
Cover: Photograph by Alice Finch
What’s to Love: This takes two things we absolutely love and mashes them together: David Petersen’s Mouse Guard series and toy bricks! We can’t begin to fathom the imagination, time, and resources it must have taken to put together these toy brick re-creations but at 2015’s Emerald City Comicon, the Seattle-based toy brick builder club, ArchLUG, constructed an astonishing display of scenes and architecture taken from the pages of and inspired byMouse Guard. For those who weren’t there and for those who were but want to relive every detail, this new art book is just for you!
What It Is: ArchLUG member Alice Finch previously gained acclaim for her 400,000-piece construction of Hogwarts and the 200,000-brick construction of Middle-Earth’s Rivendell with fellow ArchLUG member David Frank. Now, Alice and her team bring their imaginative construction skills to the world of David Petersen’s Mouse Guard, re-imagining some of the series’ most iconic moments and locations. This hardcover features hundreds of high-quality photos, chronicling the mind-boggling attention to detail paid to each individual construction, along with a breakdown of the process behind creating one of the dioramas. Includes a foreword by David Petersen.