LEGO enthusiasts and art lovers rejoice! The LEGO Group has just released a new set inspired by the iconic Japanese artwork, Hokusai: The Great Wave. This 1,810-pieces set allows fans to immerse themselves in the relaxing process of recreating the famous woodblock print while learning about its rich history.
The original Great Wave, created by Katsushika Hokusai in the early 1830s, has been admired and reproduced around the world for nearly two centuries. It depicts Mount FUJI behind a large wave covering a group of small boats. Now, LEGO designers have brought the famous image to life in brick form, with layers and elements of different shapes to capture the lines and depth of Hokusai’s original artwork.
According to the LEGO Group’s global “Play Well 2022 Report”, most adults regularly feel stressed and are looking for ways to relax and unwind. This set offers a great opportunity for fans to find their flow through a creative and engaging activity that aligns with their hobbies and interests. While building, users can also listen to the accompanying soundtrack and read about the original artwork in the premium booklet of instructions.
“We’re thrilled that fans of art and Japanese culture will get the chance to immerse themselves into the relaxing project of recreating the iconic Great Wave, captured in a LEGO Art set,”
said Annemette Baaskjær Nielsen, Designer at the LEGO Group.
“This set offers so many ways that fans can unwind and find their flow. Not just immersing themselves into the building process, but also getting into the artwork and how that is composed. Sparking an interest in Hokusai’s instantly recognizable original and its rich history of almost 200 years.”
The LEGO Art Hokusai: The Great Wave set is available since 1 January 2023 from LEGO.com and LEGO retailers for €99.99 / $99.99 / £89.99. Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to bring a piece of art history into your home and find your flow through the building process.