Lego Cover Art- The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski

Marie Rutkoski’s The Winner’s Curse took little time to capture me in its grasp and not let go. I have fallen head over heels in love with this book especially the characters. Of course, with any beautiful cover and story I love I immmediatly consider the cover remade in Lego.

My husband and I are a team when it comes to the Lego covers which we’ve been featuring for a while now. We knew early on this would be one we’d attempt. Going in we knew there were some challenges with the position of Kestrel’s body and her hand holding the ‘R’ I think Kestrel looks amazing as a Lego and I only wish I could add her to my mini-figure collection.


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  1. says

    Wow, this looks incredible! You’re definitely right about the positioning being tricky…your husband is clearly a photoshop ninja. I only wish my lego characters were so well-dressed.

    • says

      I wish my Lego’s were so well-dressed too πŸ™‚ Photoshop Ninja…thinking he needs business cards that say that. He truly is amazingly talented at all things art and computers.

  2. says

    OMG! This is absolutely brilliant!!! I’ve only seen two of your Lego covers and I didn’t really realise they were your thing, so that is epic and awesome! I love it! You guys are talented. πŸ™‚

  3. says

    OMG–that is awesome!! Now I need to go back and see ALL your Lego covers!! My 6 yo and I went to see the Lego movie last Saturday and we both loved it:) I need to show him this cover and hold it up to my copy of the book! Nice job!

    • says

      Did you enjoy the movie? We saw it opening weekend and thought it was a lot of fun πŸ™‚ I hope your son enjoys the Lego art πŸ™‚ Mines does though he wishes he could have them as mini-figures!

    • says

      Thanks Steph! I photograph the little mini-figure (and parts) and then my husband does the Photoshop magic. It can be a long-ish process but is worth it to see my favorite YA covers be LEGO’d

  4. says

    Haha, I work at a toy store so I’ve recently gotten into lego again πŸ™‚ That’s a super cool version of the cover! It must have been so hard to recreate.

      • says

        Haha yes, part time at Toys R US ^.^ It’s quite fun! Christmas was very overwhelming but now that it has died down I can truly appreciate the setting. I get an employee discount so buying toys is quite inevitable for me πŸ˜›

    • says

      Thank you so much Stephanie! I’m so happy it turned out so well. I love the hand holding the ‘R’ It was great because I found a lego that had a very similar face as she does on the cover.

  5. says

    That is so adorable! I’m currently reading this one and now I’ll be picturing Kestrel as a Lego doll, lol! I have no idea how you guys do this–brilliant! πŸ˜€

  6. says

    I love your lego art covers! When I first started scrolling through your blog a little while ago, these posts really caught my eye. I love looking at manipulated pictures from Photoshop and you guys are really good at this!

  7. says

    WOW! I am just blown away! These must be so challenging and fun to create! Personally I would never have the patience to do such an awesome thing with the covers but hey you can bet your sweet tookus I’ll be back to see more of these! I love LEGO! (my hubs once bought me the original Millenium Falcon model kit but I made him return it cause we were only just dating at the time and that thing was over $500! I regret it to this day making him return it *weeps*)

    Do you have a post going over the process you and your husband go through to make one of your covers. Do you take a photo of a real lego and then slowly work it somehow digitally? Oh so curious!

    • says

      Thank you Tabitha! I have made it a rule that I never say no to a Lego kit. They are so pricey (esp the big kits). I’d have done the same though but what a great guy!

      We have thought about creating a post like that but haven’t done one as of yet. I do take photos of the Lego as a whole and certain parts. It can be pretty time consuming but worth it πŸ™‚ Thank you for stopping by <3

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