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Watch An Air Jordan XI Get Built Entirely Out Of Legos

With its patent leather detailing, the Air Jordan XI is one of the most revered sneakers of all time. His Airness wore them for the first time in the 1995 Eastern Conference Finals and was actually fined because they didn’t match the all black shoes his Chicago Bulls teammates were wearing. The XIs were the brainchild of legendary Nike designer Tinker Hatfield, who created them to look as good with a suit as they would with a basketball uniform. Ever since, the sneakers have been an icon.

Befitting their iconic status, the sneakers are also the subject of fan art. Designer Tom Yoo recently used Legos to recreate the Air Jordan XI in its black and white “Concord” colorway. It took 647 bricks to build the sneaker and Yoo filmed the entire process using stop-motion animation so you can see the shoe take form.

This is not the first time Yoo has used Legos to show his love for the Air Jordan. He previously created an Air Jordan IV in the black and red “Bred” colorway out of 735 Lego pieces.


Justin Tejada is a writer and editor based in New York City. Follow him on Twitter at @just_tejada.

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