Discover the most influential scientists at the Royal Palace in Brussels | Part 2

The Count of Champignac & Professor Gobelijn
The Count of Champignac & Professor Gobelijn

Amazings worked together with the Flemish Experience Centre for Science and Technology, Technopolis, for the exhibition Science & Stones. The exhibition sheds a light on the magnificent scientists who helped shape the world as we know it today. This is the second part of our series about influential scientists created out of LEGO® bricks.

Missed part one? Read our previous article here.

Alessandro Volta (1745 - 1827)

This Italian physicist and chemist was a pioneer of electricity and power. His inventions drew a lot of attention at the time, and even Napoleon was a fan of his. Volta is best known for his invention of the electric battery. We used that as inspiration for his portrait. When you put the batteries in the right position, you can see his portrait. Which is an interactive way of learning and exploring art.

George Boole (1815 - 1864)

The Boolean algebra is the foundation for modern computers. The variables are true and false, usually denoted as 1 and 0. You add and deduct them, and ... that's how computers work! Right?

George Boole
George Boole

Antoni Gaudi (1852 - 1926)

Also known as "God's Architect", the Catalan architect was greatly inspired by his passions: architecture, nature and religion. Surely you're familiar with some of his works, as they're all quite eye-catching. In true Gaudi style, we hid his portrait in the pillars of a fictitious building. The bottom is shaped like a drop of water and the shadow of his masterpiece, the Sagrada Familia, is also hidden in this work. Did you know that this artwork is one of Dirk Denoyelle's favorites he has created?

Da Dan Brown Vinci (1492 - 1519)

This work is a combination of a self-portrait of Leonardo Da Vinci and the author Dan Brown, who wrote The Da Vinci Code. In case you were wondering why the portrait seems so long, it is because the dimensions of the portrait are in the golden ratio, which means that when the width equals 1, the height equals 1,618. Da Vinci studied the golden ratio and it is said that he incorporated it in his paintings.

Da Dan Brown Vinci
Da Dan Brown Vinci

Louis Daguerre (1787 - 1851)

Daguerre is seen, together with his colleague Joseph Niépce, as the inventor of photography. And what is a photo more than little coloured granules close together? Exactly like LEGO bricks!

Professor Gobelijn (1960 - )

The absent-minded "Professor in Everything" in the Jommeke comics. The creator of the comic strip series Jef Nys was a good friend of Dirk Denoyelle, of Amazings. 

The Count of Champignac (1951 - )

The Count is the eccentric scientist friend of Spirou and Fantasio, from the Spirou & Fantasio comics, first introduced by André Franquin.

Want to discover these artworks yourself on once in a lifetime location?

Practical Information

🗓 When: From the 21st of July until the 31st of August 2022

📍 Where: Royal Palace of Brussels (Warandeberg)

✉️ Free access

Good to know

Our exhibit that currently takes place at the Royal Palace of Brussels was previously seen at the exhibit Science & Stones at Technopolis in Mechelen. All artworks will remain accessible during our display in Belgium's capital (apart from the workshop "De Stad van de Toekomst").

Missed part 1 of our scientists series from the exhibition Science & Stones?

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