Some toys define our childhood. For some, it’s Play-Doh. Others have hours’ worth of memories of playing with their Barbies. And for others, it’s Lego. One person found a way to bring their childhood love of Lego into adulthood, and he’s helping others keep the joy, too. Meet Dante Dentoni, an Argentine artist known for his Lego art installations.
Dante is an artist who has been creating one-of-a-kind installations for a while. But recently, a video of him showing off one of his latest works went mega-viral on TikTok. Not only because it’s unique, but it’s really detailed and brings out our kid-like joy.
On June 15, Dante shared a video to his TikTok profile showing off his latest installment. It’s not a simple Lego build. And it’s way cooler than a Lego city scene display, too. This build is living and breathing in the walls of someone’s home.
I just finish this installation that I have been enjoying so much during the process of creation.
“I just finish this installation that I have been enjoying so much during the process of creation,” he wrote in the caption of his video. It’s unassuming at first; it just looks like the paint has chipped on the grey walls. But as he gets closer, we can see those white sections of the wall aren’t chipped paint; it’s white Lego bricks. And behind those walls is a full Lego world, and it’s super detailed.
“I put in so much time, enthusiasm and dedication day after day shaping these little worlds through every brick or element that I placed,” he wrote while sharing the video on Instagram. “I can’t explain with words the sensations that I feel every moment that I see them for the first time in their final location.”
While giving a tour of the new installation, the video was viewed 22.5 million times. Reading through the comments, it’s clear Dante’s works are impressing everyone.
“Cockroaches really be living their best life in these walls,” one person joked.
“What if we are just Legos in some dude’s wall,” another said.
“Coolest thing I’ve seen today on TikTok,” someone else wrote.
This isn’t the first time Dante has shared a video that caught the attention of the masses. Another installation, this time using color Lego bricks, went viral, too, with 12.3 million views.