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Archaia To Release ‘Mouse Guard: Art of Bricks’ Hardcover [Exclusive]

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Last year at Emerald City Comic Con, toy brick artisan Alice Finch and her incredibly detail-oriented team put together an awe-inspiring display of David Petersen’s Mouse Guard dioramas built entirely out of toy bricks. At the time, we referred to it as one of the standouts of ECCC, and now Archaia is releasing a full-color hardcover packed with photos of the team’s incredible work.

Finch, a member of the Seattle-based toy brick builder club ArchLUG, has already drawn acclaim for her recreations of Hogwarts and Rivendell alongside fellow ArchLUG member David Frank, but her team’s work on these Mouse Guard dioramas are a cut above. These dioramas recreate the depth of Petersen’s world, bringing it to life in the most unique of ways, as displayed in our gallery.

 

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Mouse Guard has been published via Archaia for the past ten years, and chronicles the adventures of anthropomorphic mice living in the 12th century. Created by David Petersen, it follows the adventures of former soldiers in the aftermath of a great war, who fight to keep the civilians safe from the harsh dangers and predators of their world.

 

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Finch and her team try to get to the essence of Mouse Guard in their creations, whether it’s the threat of a giant owl, or the perils of crossing the sea on a duck’s back. There’s a sense of wonder and possibility in Petersen’s work that ArchLUG’s captures beautiful, transforming them from recreation to something more akin to adaptation.

 

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Mouse Guard: Art of Bricks has over two-hundred pages of detailed photos showcasing the attention to detail that goes into every brick, as well as a breakdown of the team’s creative process for one of the dioramas, and a foreword by David Petersen. The hardcover is set to be released in June of this year.

 

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