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Immortalised in Lego

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Troubled singer Amy Winehouse has enough on her plate without this.

Middlesbrough Evening Gazette, 9 April 2010 (story):

Darlington student makes Lego Amy Winehouse

SINGER Amy Winehouse has been immortalised in Lego thanks to a budding artist. Justin Ramsden has been fascinated by Lego since he discovered the joy of destroying his brother’s models as a boy.

Now as an art and design student at Queen Elizabeth Sixth Form College, in Darlington, Justin believes Lego is more than a children’s toy – it can be used as a powerful art form.

As part of his BTEC course in art and design Justin chose to design a full-sized bust of a British icon out of 3,000 pieces of Lego.

He said:  “I’ve been a fan for a while and she is quite cult British even though she does mess her life around so I decided to build Amy”, said Justin, 19, from Darlington.

The article’s dubious claim that it’s possible to be ‘immortalised in Lego’ is further discredited towards the end of the report:

Justin can’t afford to keep the models he has made and has to destroy them so he has enough Lego for his next project.

This is just typical of Britain’s ‘build them up to knock them down’ attitude towards celebrity.

And this online comment is wonderfully typical of Britain’s attitude towards students, drugs, sense of nationhood, and toilets.

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Written by Paddy

April 11, 2010 at 8:03 pm

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