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Domino Dump Turns Into Van Gogh Painting [Video]

We’ve seen a lot of domino projects in our day, but this is the first one we’ve seen that turns into a piece of classic art when it’s done.

Courtesy of domino enthusiast FlippyCat:

I recreated Vincent van Gogh’s “Starry Night” from just over 7,000 dominos. The second attempt took about 11 hours total to build.

The first attempt failed, when I dropped a screw from the camera rig onto it. I was able to improve the swirling clouds better in the second attempt as a result though. I do not know how long the first attempt took, but I did not have any accidents building like I did in the second attempt!

Next up, Edvard Munch’s The Scream?

[via Make]

Jason Fitzpatrick is a warranty-voiding DIYer who spends his days cracking opening cases and wrestling with code so you don't have to. If it can be modded, optimized, repurposed, or torn apart for fun he's interested (and probably already at the workbench taking it apart). You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 07/9/12

Comments (4)

  1. Citrus Rain

    Flippycat is awesome. He used to have the cat knock the dominoes down sometimes.

  2. dcj2

    amazing how much planning and patience is required, all to be sacrificed in a matter of seconds. i’d love to see something like this done with black-topped dominoes, so you couldn’t see the colors until after the pieces fell, the art would appear out of darkness. still, wonderful work!

  3. Cloud5

    Nice, also check Domino Day at Youtube.

  4. sandra

    wonderful this my favorite painting you have done it justice.
    regards S

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