Solar System

My Very Excited Mother Just Served Us Nine Pizzas. Anybody use this grade school trick to remember the planets of our Solar System? Another effective way to remember them is to build a five-foot tall sculpture out of LEGO.

As you can see, I’ve built our Solar System from the Sun out, or rather, up. The celestial bodies are built roughly to scale, starting with the Sun. Most of the weight of the sculpture rests on Mercury, which reminds one of the old adage, “Thou be sure that the weight of thy LEGO sculpture of the Solar System rests firmly on the little gray ball that is Mercury.”

Also, I am aware that the planets are not actually piled upon each other; this is an artistic interpretation. I am an artist, not a scientist. And on that note: Pluto will always be a planet to me, no matter what those International Astronomical Union snobs say.

32" x 65" x 32"