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Melbourne architect turns old Lego into new art

Small monuments of meaning selling for $3,200 each

Melbourne architect Jan van Schaik points at Lost Tablet Alta, a sculpture made from used Lego bricks. "Maybe someone could make one, but find someone who would make 81 of them," says van Schaik. (Photo by Steve Cook)

MELBOURNE -- For Jan van Schaik, a few blocks of pre-owned yellow Lego purchased at a charity shop in regional Victoria were the nucleus of an unexpected art project.

Casually arranging the distinctive toy bricks back in his Melbourne office, van Schaik, an architect and researcher, hit upon a simple rectangular form that resonated.

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