Recently I wrote about the fact that Lego and Disney had teamed up to recreate legendary Hollywood artist Drew Struzan’s classic Star Wars posters in Lego.
But what did Struzan himself make of the new versions? After all, as much of a fan of Lego Star Wars as I am, not everyone is going to be in love with the irreverent semi-parody approach to George Lucas’ space epic.
Power of the Brick reached out to 68-year-old Struzan to find out.
“I think it is cool because my grandkids weren’t here when I painted those posters,” Drew Struzan tells us, exclusively. “Now, the grandkids are freaks for anything Lego and I get to be a part of their lives because Lego brought me back to life by putting my work into Legos. I’m grateful for that.”
What an awesome response! It’s pretty clear to us at least that the Lego versions of the poster are homages to Struzan’s work, which will be well known to any movie fans who grew up from the 1980s onwards. And even better to hear that they’ve scored the artist some street cred with his grandkids too.