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Incredible Renderings of Wes Anderson Characters as LEGO Figures

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Designer Matt Chase originally created these fake LEGO instruction manuals for a show at San Francisco gallery Spoke Art, but luckily for us, they’re now publicly available for all Wes Anderson geeks to enjoy. The renderings of the director’s best-known characters as LEGO figures, complete with their signature accessories, pair well with Anderson’s meticulous approach to assembling his insanely detailed world. They’re also just plain adorable. Click through for the full roster, from Rushmore to Grand Budapest Hotel.
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7 More Wes Anderson Tourist Attractions We’d Like to See

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Hey, Wes Anderson fans with a few grand burning a hole in your pocket, do I have an opportunity for you: on June 13, you can board the Queen Mary in New York and set sail for London with Mr. Anderson, collaborator Roman Coppola, and frequent stars Jason Schwartzman and Tilda Swinton. While en route, you can enjoy a special screening of their latest picture, The Grand Budapest Hotel, followed by a Q&A with Anderson and his actors. Yes, it’s the Grand Budapest Hotel Cruise, brought to you by Cunard Cruises, and yes, it’s weird. But maybe not — maybe this is just the first of many possible opportunities to turn Mr. Anderson’s films into tourist attractions and destination spots. Here are a few more ideas:
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20 Old Songs Wes Anderson Gave New Life: A Playlist

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Just as Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel finally hits theaters, there comes the news that the exquisite soundtracks for all of his films will be released as a fancy box set by ABCKO Records later this year. This feels like the perfect moment to revisit Anderson’s soundtracks, helmed by his longtime music supervisor Randall Poster and often highlighting gems from the ’60s and ’70s.
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Exclusive: Illustrated Floor Plans for Wes Anderson Films

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Now that more details about The Grand Budapest Hotel have been released, are we allowed to post more Wes Anderson illustrations? Yes? Good, because we already went ahead and made some. In the past, we brought you a Wes Anderson character quiz and some Wes Anderson Valentine’s Day cards, and now we’re rekindling our middle-school architectural aspirations to bring you some illustrated Wes Anderson floor plans. Or cross sections, for semantics …Read More