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15 Ultra Nerdy Lego Tattoos

They’re just tiny, colorful blocks of plastic, but as of this weekend, they’re Hollywood stars. Who knew a movie about Legos would win such rave reviews? “The Lego Movie is a massive collision of subversive humor, hyper-kinetic energy, mind-jangling design, spinning colors and about 15 million Legos, no exaggeration,” said the Los Angeles Times’ Betsy Sharkey in her review. A 12-year-old Lego champion even gave it a thumbs up. The cult of Lego has exploded in recent years, with minifigs and more making their way onto the flesh of the masses. Here are a few of the nerdiest Lego tattoos that are sure to appeal to your inner toy architect. … Read More

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10 Famous Album Covers Recreated in Lego

When an album becomes fully ingrained in a culture, or even within one person’s life, its cover art can become almost as recognizable as its tracklist. New Tumblr Lego Albums (first spotted via Dangerous Minds) puts our powers of instant recognition and nostalgia to the test, as creator Harry Heaton posts pixellated renderings of famous album covers that look like they were assembled using another great cultural artifact: Legos. The images are created digitally, and for those artistically inclined music fans, Heaton includes a step-by-step guide to creating your own. … Read More

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LEGO Unveils Its ‘Simpsons’ Collection

LEGO often takes recognizable characters and turns them into broad-chinned, plastic-wigged and, frankly, physically ineffectual (is YOUR Harry Potter LEGO lithe enough to rescue Fleur Delacour’s sis from a gaggle of Grindylows? I think not) imitations of their human selves. Since news broke of the upcoming release of a LEGO Simpsons House, America has (maybe) been atwitter with concern about the Simpsonian translation to LEGOdom: will the toy company do justice to Marge’s brawny blue beehive? Will Homer’s potbelly be protuberant enough to capture little LEGO donut crumbs? Will this new toy teach Simpsons-philistines like myself that there’s simply more to it all than blue beehives and donut crumbs? … Read More

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Cheeky LEGO Dioramas Poke Fun at the 50 States

After a series of LEGO scenes satirizing the provinces of his home country, Canadian photographer Jeff Friesen used his daughter’s toys to make fun of the 50 states. The resulting images are surprisingly on-point for someone who doesn’t call the US home, using American history, famous stereotypes, and a few clever puns. Some of the pictures also reference pop culture artifacts the states are famous for, like Elvis, Gone with the Wind, and of course, The Wizard of Oz. Even Kurt Cobain makes an appearance in Washington! See all 50 states at Jeff Friesen’s website. … Read More

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London Tastes Like Sausage and Eggs; Miley Cyrus’ Career Was Preordained by ‘The Onion’: Links You Need to See

Is The Onion staffed by Nostradamus and Dionne Warwick’s Psychic Friends Network? Because their 2008 take on Miley Cyrus might be creeping towards reality. A London man has done a great job of convincing us that synesthesia is the coolest disorder out there. His drawing of London shows what the city “tastes” like to… Read More

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‘The Lego Movie’ Might Actually Be Good

When The Lego Movie was announced, it was greeted with either shrugs or groans, sounding like a befuddling movie… Read More

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