Chesterfield man makes magical art out of LEGO bricks

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HENRICO, Va. (WRIC) — You could say Brian Korte’s job is child’s play. “I’m an artist who uses Lego as an art medium,” Korte explains. Brick by brick, the Chesterfield man creates colorful and vibrant mosaic portraits out of little, plastic Legos. “I think everyone can probably relate to it,” says Korte. “Either we played… continue »

One Brick at a Time [Radford Magazine]

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BY JEREMY NORMAN In his book “Outliers,” Malcolm Gladwell famously writes that “10,000 hours is the magic number of greatness.” If the work of Brian Korte ’00 is any indication, Gladwell may need to replace the word “hours” with “bricks.” As in, Lego bricks. Korte is an artist. His medium is Lego. The owner of… continue »

Artist captures memories with Lego mosaic portraits

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Artist captures memories with Lego mosaic portraits By Colleen Quigley, Reporter Originally Posted: Wednesday, May 17th 2017, 12:21 pm  HENRICO, VA (WWBT) – It’s a painstaking process – picking Lego pieces, one at a time, to put in the perfect place to create giant portraits – and it takes a whole lot of patience. Just ask… continue »

A local LEGO artist is Positively Richmond

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A local LEGO artist is Positively Richmond By Amy Lacey Originally Published: March 24, 2017, 11:01 am   RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Brian Korte’s dining room table is his easel. “I am an artist, and my medium of choice is LEGO bricks,” he says, taking a break from his latest masterpiece. Korte found his calling… continue »

Memories Linger Through Legos [The Washington Post]

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After artist Brian Korte met an excitable brother and sister with bright, smiling faces at a Lego convention in 2008, he spoke with their father about creating a portrait of the teenagers, a mosaic Korte would make from the colored plastic bricks. But the conversation about the artwork that would have captured Connor and Brittany… continue »

LEGO Man [BOOMER Magazine]

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By John Packett | February 2, 2016 A local artist has ditched the 9-to-5 to make a hobby his life’s work. As he was growing up in the Northern Virginia sprawl of Great Falls, Brian Korte was not the typical kid out playing sports with his peers or glued to a Nintendo screen. “When I… continue »

Dig That Gig

Dig That Gig: Brian Korte by Paul Spicer Originally posted on, September 20, 2010   Brick by brick, Brian Korte has created a gig unlike any other in the River City. He has built his enterprise on the classic 2×4 LEGO brick. One of the country’s few brick artists, Korte works not with a… continue »

Servant Leadership: an Altruiz review of Brickworkz

by Damon Harris Originally posted to – June 8, 2010 With a show of hands, how many of you grew up playing with Legos? OK! Once again with a show of hands, how many of you thought of using those same Legos to create mosaic style art? Despite the obvious (my not being able… continue »

Feature: Brickworkz

The Tartan: Brickworkz Originally Posted: November 3, 2009  by Dayna Lester It’s amazing what a simple childhood passion can do for your career. Just ask Brian Korte. He is a pro at playing with Lego’s. Well, not so much playing as designing. Brian Korte, founder and owner of Brickworkz, LLC, designs and builds Lego mosaics…. continue »