One of the most recognisable Japanese artworks, The Great Wave by Katsushika Hokusai will join the LEGO Art theme in January 2023!
A tribute to Katsushika Hokusai’s iconic and influential woodblock painting, 31208 Hokusai The Great Wave features a unique three-dimensional LEGO build, featuring layers and elements of different shapes to portray the lines and depth of Hokusai’s original artwork.
In Asia Pacific, the set will be available from 1 February 2023 onwards.
See below for regional pricing and product pages
- 31208 LEGO Art Hokusai The Great Wave [US] – US$99.99
- 31208 LEGO Art Hokusai The Great Wave [AUS] – AU$169.99
- 31208 LEGO Art Hokusai The Great Wave [UK] – £89.99
- 31208 LEGO Art Hokusai The Great Wave [EU] – €99.99
- 31208 LEGO Art Hokusai The Great Wave [CA] – CAD$139.99
This is a really unique LEGO Art set, which has evolved from the dot and stud-heavy format to more 3D-like canvases, none more impressive than The Great Wave, which introduces texture and segments of the Great Wave off Kanagawa that emerge from the painting, to great effect.
It takes several cues from 31206 The Rolling Stones, which was the first LEGO Art set to head towards this 3D-model direction, and amps it layers and layers of plates, as well as interesting parts usage like white birds, and 3-leaf plants to mimic the sea spray that makes this painting such an icon.
Like any LEGO Art model, this is a superb display piece that is designed to not only be a relaxing and interesting build, but also to elevate your living spaces with one of the most influential art pieces of all time.
Here are more lifestyle photos supplied by LEGO.
Like many of the previous LEGO Art sets, there is also a specially created soundtrack/podcast that you can tune into during your build to elevate your experience.
I’m really excited by this set, and was halfway building it before I had to leave for my Christmas break, but I hope to share my completed review hopefully before the New Year or right after, so keep an eye out for it!
It’s one of the most novel LEGO Art sets yet, and if you’re into Art, or have had the privilege of seeing Hokusai’s The Great Wave in person, you might just be the person LEGO is thinking off when they were developing this set.
What do you think of 31208 Hokusai The Great Wave? Does this appeal to you and will you be picking this up in 2023?
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