Wayne Peltz is an avid collector of many things…from toys to video games, DVD’s and sports cards. Most of these items can be collected by just about anyone. That is why Wayne decided to add a new hobby to his repertoire-playing with blocks, literally.
This Ohio native and visiting clubhouse attendant for the Cleveland Indians was inspired by former Indian Jamey Carroll, who drew pictures of other players. Wayne began experimenting with Lego mosaic portraits of baseball players, and has since been captured into the national spotlight as an acclaimed artist in the field.
Each 20-by-20 portrait contains more than 2,400 individual pieces. When viewed up close it appears to be nothing but scattered blocks, but when viewed from afar, it bears a striking resemblance of each player he chooses to immortalize.
Wayne began with portraits of Jim Thome and Bob Feller and has been commissioned for pieces of Dontrelle Willis, Carl Pavano, C.C. Sabathia, Tim Wakefield, Nick Swisher, Justin Verlander and many others. Wayne also expanding his talents into other sports such as hockey, football and basketball.