The Art of Lego in Idaho

Three Idaho Lego artists will be part of a new exhibit opening May 10 at DCI.
April 17

Danish toy company Lego has been around for about 90 years old, and since its conception in a small carpentry shop, it has come a long way. Besides being a well-known brand name, Legos can become collectors’ items and increase in value, are a great educational tool, and have become a medium for artists—including some innovative Idahoans.

The Treasure Valley is home to three active Lego artists: Jared Jacobs. Matt Lincoln, and Jake Sadovich.  All three create fun and friendly artworks that are elaborate, vary in shape and size, and even feature moving parts and functionality. Check out some of the highlights and info on each artist.

Once you’ve checked out the artists’ work online, you may want to see Lego creations up close. Good news: An interactive Lego exhibit titled BRICKS! is opening at the Discovery Center of Idaho on May 10, and will feature work by local Lego artists, including Lincoln and Sadovich.

 

Jared Jacobs (Boise)

Jared Jacobs

  • Creates stop-motion videos using Legos.
  • Was hired by NASCAR, The Golf Channel, The NHL Network, The Big Ten Network, and Bleacher Report to make Lego videos, and has since expanded outside the sports world.
  • Won’t have work in the DCI exhibit, but you can see his creations on his Instagram.

 

Matt Lincoln (Kuna)

  • Specializes in ships, structures, and landscapes.
  • Many of his creations are large and require a lot of space, such as “The French Galleon,” the “Fantasy Gothic Castle,” and “Lake-Town castle, life after Esgaroth.”
  • Works are often inspired by photos of real-life objects.
  • Regularly showcased at events and wins Lego competitions.
  • Will be featured at the DCI Lego Exhibit.

 

Jake Sadovich (Garden City)

  • The original designer of the Ship in a Bottle set #21313.
  • Appeared as a special guest at an Italian Lego conference near Leonardo de Vinci’s hometown to speak about and display his design “Da Vinci’s Ornithopter.”
  • Mostly creates vehicles, but also explores a wide range of ideas, like in his recent design “The Isle of Peril.”
  • Enjoys creating crossovers of well-known brands, like Star Wars and the A-Team.
  • Regularly wins prizes at a variety of Lego conferences and competitions.
  • Will be featured at the DCI Lego Exhibit.

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