Are You Amazing?

by Sherry Riter in Art  


It requires an imagination,

a playful heart,

and most of all


I used to play with LEGO® bricks for hours and hours when I was a child. Back then, it was a big deal if we had doors and windows. Looking at the LEGO® bricks in the stores today is a totally different experience because not only are there doors and windows, but there are also people, food, automobiles, boats, robot parts, kitchen appliances, trees, flowers, etc.

As amazing as the things I built with the LEGO® bricks (I actually prided myself in my skills until now), they truly can not compete with the finished product of a New York-based artist named Nathan Sawaya.

Images: The Art of the Brick®

Images: The Art of the Brick®

Images: The Art of the Brick®

Images: The Art of the Brick®

Images: The Art of the Brick®

Images: The Art of the Brick®

Not only did he make a life size playable cello, but for a mere $60,000 he’ll make a life-size replica of you. That would be too awesome!

Images: The Art of the Brick®

Also check out what a ball made of a ton of LEGO® bricks looks like when it gets rolled down a hill.

Once again, I have written about an artist that uses a simple medium to create astonishing pieces of art which is sold for quite a bit of money. Why are they successful?

“Always bear in mind that your own resolution
to succeed is more important than any other.

~Abraham Lincoln~

So often when we see other people succeed in their careers, marriage and family life we think, “Why them and not me?”

Are you trying? Be honest with yourself. Are you putting as much into succeeding at your goal as Keira Rathbone, Willard Wigan, and Nathan Sawaya? Only you know the answer to that question.

If you are, however, working hard and still not succeeding at your goal yet (a.k.a. failing, but since that is “negative”, I choose not to use that word), don’t give up! Each time you don’t succeed, you learn another aspect necessary to reach your goal. It is invaluable experience and strengthens your depth of character.

“The definition of success:
fall down seven times, stand up eight times.”

~Japanese Proverb~

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Sherry Riter is also known as The Redhead Riter. Sherry is witty, intelligent and addictive as she writes about cooking, family, marriage, failures, blogging tips, art, humor, inspiration, travel, PTSD and aging. Her goal is to inspire, motivate, educate and to make her audience laugh. Sherry embraces being a redhead and helps others to see the redhead point of view…"In some eras redheads were worshipped while others thought us witches. Personally, I like the former and think every day is 'Love a redhead day!'" She can also be found on Facebook, Google+, Pinterest, StumbleUpon, Linkedin, tweeting as @TheRedheadRiter and you can subscribe to her free blog feed.

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1 Gamma Sharon August 6, 2009 at 4:39 am

Those were absolutley amazing and you are so right! The person who is sucessful has many failures behind them!

Wanted to tell you that there is an Award for you over at my blog… you deserve it… I so appreciate the comments you leave on my posts. Thank you!


2 Kelly's Ideas August 6, 2009 at 5:43 am

Incredible – I took my kids to Legoland a couple of years ago – it was amazing to see what legos can make….


3 Stacey August 6, 2009 at 5:46 am

Those are amazing!


4 Collette@Jesuslovesmums August 6, 2009 at 6:35 am

those are fantatic creations aren't they?
It is so easy to moan about our failures and get disheartened.
Collette xxxx


5 Alicia August 6, 2009 at 7:44 am

WOW those are amazing!! i barely have the patience to build my sons lego sets!! WOOOOOWWW!


6 natalee August 6, 2009 at 9:55 am

oh my .. these are incredible.I love the cello..LOL,,now I know theres a future for at least one of my Lego playing boys….Natalee


7 Alluring Interiors August 6, 2009 at 11:17 am

Incredible! This is some serious art form…Wow!


8 Jane In The Jungle August 6, 2009 at 1:06 pm

Love the cello!!
And yes, I am amazing in my world, as you know you are too!!!!


9 Tellie August 6, 2009 at 2:01 pm

Wow those lego creations are almost as amazing as myself! And yes, I am amazing, thanks for asking 🙂


10 Amy August 6, 2009 at 2:03 pm

Wow I can't even make a car…


11 Kimi August 6, 2009 at 2:03 pm

That is just amazing. I love these artists you've been featuring. It is so cool what people can do when they give it their all.


12 Darcel August 6, 2009 at 2:06 pm

Those are so amazing!


13 Scrappy Girl August 6, 2009 at 2:27 pm

I love lego sculptures…so cool! Now I know what I want for my birthday…LOL!


14 lvlc August 6, 2009 at 4:19 pm

Wow! My son will love to see these! … I know what is going to be his reaction.. "I cannot believe it! Gosh!" hahaha


15 Kimberly August 6, 2009 at 5:08 pm

Amazing, I love legos!


16 yonca August 6, 2009 at 8:43 pm

Those are amazing!I showed my son he said "wow, fantabulous! Where are my legos? I have to find them"
; )


17 Helen McGinn August 6, 2009 at 10:09 pm

That is incredible! Thanks for sharing! x


18 Navyvet August 7, 2009 at 12:44 am

I enjoy your blog very much. You provoke me to think and ponder things about which I know nothing.


19 ? Teresa ? August 7, 2009 at 1:01 pm

That is TRULY amazing! Thanks for sharing. My nephew has wanted to be a 'Lego Engineer' since he was a little boy. Wouldn't that be an incredibly fun job??

Right now, I am no longer being anywhere near as successful as I used to be but I know I have absolutely no control over it due to my current medical condition. It is still very, very frustrating and I still feel very guilty about it at times. It is difficult to not only lose your success in your career, but also to become so dependent on others. A good thing to remember is…be VERY thankful for what you have in the moment because you never know when it may be gone in just the blink of an eye.


Teresa <><


20 Kate Coveny Hood August 7, 2009 at 1:08 pm

That's amazing! I can imagine how much he loved playing with legos when he was little.


21 Judy Harper October 13, 2009 at 12:50 am

Amazing! At the McWane Center, they have this so you can put your face and push, the result is you on the other side. # 3


22 katlupe July 21, 2011 at 8:54 pm

He is VERY talented! I loved playing with Legos but never made anything that awesome.


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