Photo credit: Leon Keer

The Terracotta Army is a collection of terracotta sculptures depicting the armies of Qin Shi Huang, the first Emperor of China. These figures, dating from 3rd century BC, were discovered in 1974 by some local farmers in Lintong District, Xi’an, Shaanxi province, near the Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor. Street artists Leon Keer, Remko van Schaik, Ruben Poncia and Peter Westerink decided to put a modern twist by recreating this army with LEGO figures and in 3D, or at least from certain angles. Continue reading to see how it was done.

Planet Streetpainting brought this discovery alive by presenting it as a 3D street painting. However instead of the Chinese Statues he used lego figures as models for his painting. Everybody knows lego from their childhood as a good tool to explore the imagination. The painting will not be an attempt to change the history, but rather to give something informative to the public and question the existing environment of its opportunism and society control.

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