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RVA Mag: Brian Korte Builds Beautiful Art, One Brick At A Time

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Brickworkz founder Brian Korte has made building art from LEGO bricks his life’s work. Now he brings his unique creations to The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen. By Alicen Hackney LEGO, those classic building-block toys that you’ll really regret stepping on, have become quite the topic in the past few years, especially when it… continue »

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NBC Segment about Vibrance: LEGO Art by Brickworkz

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This segment originally aired March 26, 2019 at WWBT NBC12 in Richmond, Virginia. [Edits by Brickworkz] Award-winning artist Brian Korte,  founder of Brickworkz, invites you to his gallery display of more than 30 mosaic portraits, made entirely with LEGO elements! Come visit the Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen now through May 12 to visit this… continue »

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Front Porch Fridays Interview

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My interview just dropped with Front Porch Fridays about the collaboration pieces now on display at the Children’s Museum of Richmond. Come visit our collaborative storytelling LEGO portraits with Project: Just Like You at the Community gallery in CMoR’s Downtown location. These portraits will be on display through March 10, Richmonders! 😍🙌🏻

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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