Photograph courtesy of Khang Lego.
Huynh Cao Vu Khang, additionally recognized by the nickname Khang Lego, was born and raised in Saigon. Khang Lego is a well known face within the My Personal Creation (MOC) group, the place gamers who design their very own Lego fashions meet. The works by Khang typically depict acquainted photographs within the each day lifetime of Vietnamese folks, akin to a 50cc Cub motorcycle, a yellow prepare station coated with confetti flowers, or a roadside hair salon. Probably the most outstanding ones are the Tết Meals Tray and Road Noodle Soup, which have been featured on Lego’s official fanpage. Khang studied inside design and graphic design. He presently works as a contract designer and graffiti artist in Saigon. He’s additionally the proprietor of a small studio in District 10, the place he shows his fashions.
When have been you launched to Lego? The place did your ardour for these minifigures come from?
I’ve recognized about Lego since I used to be 4 or 5 years previous. Again in these days, I felt like there was one thing actually highly effective about these mini items. You should use them to assemble many, many, many issues akin to homes, robots, tanks, planes. I didn’t even must ask my dad and mom for different toys. Certainly, the infinite artistic mixtures fashioned by these little bricks has sparked my ardour. It wasn’t till 2018 that I began to get extra critical with Lego, investing time, cash, and energy.
You as soon as took a break from Lego, after which got here again to it. Why did you make that call?
It was most likely throughout highschool and faculty once I wished to give attention to finding out and plenty of different issues. I bear in mind packing all my Lego units in luggage and giving them to my cousins. Afterward once I felt much more snug about money and time, I believed it was the precise time to rekindle my ardour.
What number of Lego collections have you ever made thus far? Which one is essentially the most troublesome? And which one is your favourite?
I don’t acquire a lot, most of my Lego items are only a bunch of bricks which function supplies for my artistic play model. My favourite assortment is the Monochrome-Minifigure, which accommodates unprinted Lego minifigures constructed out of 1 plain colour.
Inform us how your course of works, from brainstorming an thought to finishing the work.
It is a query I get requested loads. Most of my works are constructed to mimic issues that I encounter in each day life. All the pieces that seems in entrance of my eyes and impresses me is chosen and famous in my head. Then it develops into an thought for a Lego work.
After shaping the concept, I take reference photographs and begin sketching, generally on paper, generally simply in my head.
Subsequent, I search for essentially the most appropriate Lego items and begin assembling. Now and again issues don’t go as easily as I had hoped, there can be lacking items or works that aren’t fairly when completed. All of those elements lead me in many various instructions earlier than I attain the proper level.
Do you’ve any inspirational phrases to share with younger folks?
For me, Lego is ardour, and fervour is an indispensable a part of life. I feel that everybody ought to have their very own ardour as a result of it isn’t solely motivation to beat a rocky highway and a consolation zone if you find yourself drained, however ardour offers a luminous mild in your lengthy life journey.
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