Lego terracotta army street painting.Stunned crowds gathered after an army of terracotta warriors were discovered buried under a street. However, the underground soldiers bearing weapons and on horseback were actually incredible 3D chalk drawings..And upon closer inspection it was revealed the army was not based on their real life Chinese counterpart – but were a Lego version instead. A team of street artists spent five days creating the stunning illusion. They used chalk powder and water to create the impressive fleet of 18 warriors. The artists first worked on maths of the image so that from a certain angle it appears 3D. If looked at from another angle it appears distorted. However, the artwork was washed away after a few days by street cleaners..Leon Keer, art director of Planet Streetpainting, said: “I wanted to bring the famous Chinese statues alive, but decided to use Lego rather than just copy the originals..”Everybody knows Lego from their childhood as a good tool to explore the imagination. “It’s not an attempt to change the history, but rather to give something informative to the public and question the existing environment of its opportunism and society control..”Our team, known as Planet Streetpainting, like to think and do big, stretch our limits and surprise. That’s why we never make the same thing twice.”.The image was created in Sarasota, Florida, America..Leon, from Utrecht, in Holland, added: “I love doing making these kind of artwork because of the need for cooperation with the other artists. “The development is a good energy and that shows itself in the final product..”Crowds were gathering taking photos and were upset when they found out the artwork is only temporary.”..Pictured: The artwork is completed, stage by stage..Please byline: Pic: ©Leon Keer/Planet Streetpainting/solent ..Solent News & Photo Agency.UK +44 (0) 2380 458800.