“Blockhead Revisited” Sculpture

MyFunCloset
Submitted by MyFunCloset May 27th, 2010

A popular game “Blockhead” from the ’50’s became a project for me last October. There was a silent auction fund raising event for the area arts in NE Ohio, with the theme “Out Of The Box”. Create anything as long as a box was somehow part of the piece. This balancing challenge was a late summer yard sale find. I literally took it out of the box. Each wood piece was drilled with wood rods running into each piece and glued. The original wood was a washed out color stain. I repainted each block in the vibrant colors on the box and I added was a painted red heart on the only loose peg that could be rotated or removed. The outer box graphics was an important element to the piece. Its title, “Blockhead Revisited”.

2 Responses to ““Blockhead Revisited” Sculpture”

  1. Allee Willis

    Allee Willis

    Excellent artistry!

    I don’t remember Blockhead from the 50s but then again I never had patience to put things together like this. I was the least likely Lego fan in the world!

    You did an excellent job revitalizing all the pieces. I hope the silent auction raised a lot of moolah.

  2. MyFunCloset

    MyFunCloset

    It was a much bigger job than I thought it would be. Lining up the pieces to look like the box was beyond gravity. I think they originally shot it flat on the table and not upright. No way would it ever stand on its own. I enjoyed the challenge, just this one time. I’m sorry I didn’t buy it back for myself. Never did find out what it went for.