05/09/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Jan Vormann: Artist Used Legos To Fill Cracks In New York Buildings

German artist Jan Vormann and a small army of volunteers spent the past two weeks filling cracks in New York City buildings with Lego bricks.

Vormann arrived in New York two weeks ago "to support Mayor Bloomberg in his everyday-struggle to make this city even more amazing," the artist said on his project Web site. This is not the first time Vormann has used Legos in this way, but the New York project appears to have involved an unprecedented number of locations.

The artist recently returned to Berlin, but the New York Post reports that most of the Lego repairs have already been removed, though who removed them is unclear.