You Can Now Recreate Hokusai’s “The Great Wave” Using LEGO

With LEGO, the limits of creativity seem endless. Using the little plastic bricks, you can build castles, spaceships, cars, and, somewhat surprisingly, iconic artworks.

LEGO recently presented a new entry to its LEGO Art series, which allows users to recreate Hokusai’s The Great Wave off Kanagawa. The set, which comes at a price of $99.99, consists of 1810 pieces and is envisioned as an immersive building project. When you purchase the set, you’ll get access to a soundtrack that includes interviews and stories about the artist and the artwork.

“This is a joyful and creative project for art lovers to produce their own unique dimensional piece of art,” says LEGO in the product description. “Finish the artwork with a decorative tile featuring Hokusai’s signature before you proudly display it on your wall at home or at the office.”

Hokusai created The Great Wave as a woodblock print in 1831 as part of a larger series titled Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji. It is estimated that 1,000 prints were created upon the creation of the artwork, with the final number hovering around 8,000 copies. However, only around 100 survived to date.

LEGO Art series kicked off in 2020 with the set inspired by Andy Warhol’s Marilyn Diptych painting. Several other sets followed, including those dedicated to The Beatles, Star Wars, and Harry Potter.