We have always been big fans of the LEGO Architecture series. A rather smart way of using the iconic bricks and a completely new way to engage an older audience, LEGO Architecture has been introducing new iconic landmarks every year for a while already. The series rings in 2015 with the introduction of the new LEGO Architecture Lincoln Memorial. The national monument to the 16th President of the United Stated, the Lincoln Memorial was designed by Henry Bacon to resemble a classic Greek temple and was officially introduced to the American public in 1922. Just like the original, the LEGO models incorporates 36 Doric columns, representing the 36 states of the USA at the time of Lincoln’s death. You can buy the new LEGO Architecture Lincoln Memorial at LEGO retailers and at the brand’s online store.
As the hype around Star Wars: The Force Awakens continues to build following the release of its first official trailer, a film-making fan has remade said trailer with LEGOs. Certainly no stranger to the world of block figures, Snooperking immediately began working on the above video after the trailer released, spending hours building every piece and set, matching the new Droid ball and lightsaber.
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Artist David Smith has used LEGO bricks to create three works of shadow art inspired by Greek mythology. Smith will display the sculptures at BRICK 2014 in London from November 27 to 30. He has more LEGO art on his Flickr photostream.
LEGO builder grubaluk created this awesome diorama of the lovably disagreeable Statler and Waldorf, sitting in their balcony box seats at The Muppet Show, where they enjoy nothing more than heckling the performers. There’s something particularly pleasing about seeing Waldorf’s bushy mustache and Statler’s shaggy eyebrows in LEGO form.
We hope these two curmudgeons keep Grump Notebooks in their pockets. It would be awful to think of a good heckle when away from the box and have nowhere to write it down — not that being away from their seats would ever stop them from shouting.