The Karnival Kid – July 31, 1929

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Wall-E Lego Set

There are a ton of Disney Lego sets and most of them I won’t be posting on here, but this one was designed by Angus MacLane, who was the Directing Animator for the movie. Here’s what he had to say about it:

“I started building the Lego version of Wall-E around the same time he was being built in the computer at Pixar, in the late summer of 2005. The color scheme of the character wasn’t settled so I started building with all light gray. As we refined the robot’s design for the film, I would update my Lego model. Once we go busier on the film, I had less time to build, so I put him on the shelf for a while…

…After I submitted the design to Lego Ideas, I did a few more revisions to the model to make it more accurate to the character design. Having stared at this robot for so many hours, I was extremely familiar with the proportions and functionality of Wall-E. Great input from Lego Designer Steen Sig Andersen and the team at The Lego Group, and from Andrew Stanton (the director of Wall-E), helped push the Lego Wall-E to its final design.

It took a lot of iterations over almost a decade, but I’m really happy with how the final Lego Wall-E turned out.”

Wall-E Lego 2
(Baby Groot not included)

Wall-E Lego 1

Wall-E Lego 3
One of my favorite detail from the set.
Wall-E Lego 4
Yes, the actual plant came with it as well.

Artist Profile – Nicholas Kole

I had the opportunity to meet and hear Nicholas Kole last Spring when he was the keynote speaker for the college senior illustration show at my alma mater. I definitely perked up when he mentioned his work for Disney and immediately went in search of it.

He illustrated and designed the art for the book The Curse of Maleficent. He’s also done work on a new Disney book, but more on that on Wednesday.

Nicholas Kole - Maleficent 1Nicholas Kole - Maleficent 2Nicholas Kole - Maleficent 3Nicholas Kole - Maleficent 4Nicholas Kole - Maleficent 5