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Photographer Celebrates America By Creating LEGO Dioramas For 50 States



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Photographer Jeff Friesen has put together a delightful project called “50 States of LEGO.” It’s fairly descriptive, he’s created scenarios out of LEGO meant to illustrate each of America’s states. Some are more literal than others but I’ll let him explain the thinking behind it.

Every summer I look after my daughter for half the day and we do all kinds of projects, including making dioramas of her toys and photographing them in a little studio set-up. It’s always hard work to get nice pictures, even of toys, but it’s also a lot of fun. That part of my life is known as “Ernie.” The Brick Fantastic brings “Bert” and “Ernie” together with a big pile of Lego bricks.

New Jersey natives Susana and myself are just happy the cast of The Jersey Shore weren’t depicted for our state. See all 50, or buy prints, at his website. Oh, and for the record, Friesen is from Canada.

(via Laughing Squid)

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  • Anonymous

    Oh how I wish I had a cheese tree in my backyard.

  • http://elisabethflaum.wordpress.com/ Elwyne

    These are hilarious. And yes, Oregon is pretty spot-on. :)

  • Anonymous

    Wow! They have so many LEGO!

  • Brittany K

    These are really cool, don’t get me wrong, but I don’t even know why I bothered to click through, I knew as soon as I saw these that Kentucky would be derby/horse related. Sigh, y’know, we have a whole state that has tons of things that are neither derby or horse related.

  • Liz

    My favorite has to be Delaware

  • WheelchairNinja

    The Ohio one is kind of bland and boring… just like Ohio! Brilliant!

  • Anonymous

    Such as bourbon?