Photographer Celebrates America By Creating LEGO Dioramas For 50 States

Things to Do With Your Kids
This article is over 10 years old and may contain outdated information

[slideshow id=978]

Recommended Videos

[View All on One Page]

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)

Are you following The Mary Sue on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest, & Google +?

The Mary Sue is supported by our audience. When you purchase through links on our site, we may earn a small affiliate commission. Learn more about our Affiliate Policy
Image of Jill Pantozzi
Jill Pantozzi
Jill Pantozzi is a pop-culture journalist and host who writes about all things nerdy and beyond! She’s Editor in Chief of the geek girl culture site The Mary Sue (Abrams Media Network), and hosts her own blog “Has Boobs, Reads Comics” ( She co-hosts the Crazy Sexy Geeks podcast along with superhero historian Alan Kistler, contributed to a book of essays titled “Chicks Read Comics,” (Mad Norwegian Press) and had her first comic book story in the IDW anthology, “Womanthology.” In 2012, she was featured on National Geographic’s "Comic Store Heroes," a documentary on the lives of comic book fans and the following year she was one of many Batman fans profiled in the documentary, "Legends of the Knight."