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2008-06-08 12:54:25 AM  
Jeez, submitter!! NSFW!!

farm4.static.flickr.com
 
2008-06-08 01:10:44 AM  
Bra-f'ing-vo

farm3.static.flickr.com

Outstanding
 
2008-06-08 01:11:30 AM  
Some of those make me feel guilty for having a chuckle.
 
2008-06-08 01:19:16 AM  
The happy little Lego-people grins in some of those are hysterically surreal.
 
2008-06-08 02:58:44 AM  
ThisIsNotSubtle: The happy little Lego-people grins in some of those are hysterically surreal.

Especially on the violent ones. This guy's take on the John Filo Kent State shooting picture ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kent_state_shooting ) would be utterly bizzare.
 
2008-06-08 05:22:17 AM  
those pics rule!
 
2008-06-08 05:25:28 AM  
Ah, Legos. The smart kid's toys.
 
2008-06-08 05:25:39 AM  
He's so happy to be burning
 
2008-06-08 05:28:46 AM  
Dammit, no Mapplethorpe.
 
2008-06-08 05:30:43 AM  
I feel like an utter rube, but I recognized very few of those. What are the original pictures?
 
2008-06-08 05:35:10 AM  
submitter: done entirely using Lego bricks

Even the camera?
 
2008-06-08 05:38:01 AM  
mediaho: Bra-f'ing-vo



Outstanding


I too love that one.


TheCid: ThisIsNotSubtle: The happy little Lego-people grins in some of those are hysterically surreal.

Especially on the violent ones. This guy's take on the John Filo Kent State shooting picture ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kent_state_shooting ) would be utterly bizzare.


Half way into it i was sure id see the girl crying over her friend.

Such a horrible moment captured....damned tragedy
 
2008-06-08 05:38:06 AM  
Couldn't the think link have gone to the regular flickr page (new window)regular flickr page, instead of a farking slide show with auto-advance?
 
2008-06-08 05:40:15 AM  
CtrlAltDelete

I LOL'ed
 
2008-06-08 05:42:32 AM  
His work reminded me of this little gem. Not a RR.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q5K_w9Tbhoc
 
2008-06-08 05:43:46 AM  
Loving the Flikr comments....

"uhh, why is that guy famous for scoring a goal with his hand?? DUURRR"


Noobs
 
2008-06-08 05:46:59 AM  
Sussman: submitter: done entirely using Lego bricks

Even the camera?



http://images.google.com/images?hl=en&q=lego%20camera
 
2008-06-08 05:58:13 AM  
Nineteen famous photographs done entirely using Lego bricks you're going to not look at because it's a farking slideshow.

Oops... nm
Thanks kidsizedcoffin
 
2008-06-08 06:08:49 AM  
Circle Circle Dot Dot
 
2008-06-08 06:10:44 AM  
Thanks submitter. I really enjoyed those.
 
2008-06-08 06:25:18 AM  
That was fun. The slideshow aspect was a bit of a pain, but I got over it.
The burning monk was definitely a winner, but they were all worth a smile.
A Lego smile even.
 
2008-06-08 06:42:29 AM  
Yesdog: TheCid: the John Filo Kent State shooting picture would be utterly bizzare

It's not Lego, but I made a different toy-based change to that pic a few years ago.


you sick sick motherfarker.

i love you.
 
2008-06-08 07:09:28 AM  
wetsail: Dammit, no Mapplethorpe.

Well, how do you fit the handle of a bull whip up a Lego person's ass? (Or find a Lego person with a 10" cock?)
 
2008-06-08 07:12:46 AM  
kidsizedcoffin: Couldn't the think link have gone to the regular flickr page (new window)regular flickr page, instead of a farking slide show with auto-advance?

follow that link. The guy has some other great shots done in lego, especailly some cool Star Wars shots.
 
2008-06-08 07:14:41 AM  
Is it just me or does anyone else feel that doing something in Lego is becoming / has become a cliche and overdone pop culture spin?

JFK Assassination... IN LEGO!
Genocide... IN LEGO!
Paris Hilton crotch shot... IN LEGO!

Amazing artistic vision. Deep. Moving. wtf.

I mean, c'mon.

/grew up on Lego
//Want to know what's deep? Massive Blacktron(original ones of course) campaign of extermination of the M-trons because they looked weird.
 
2008-06-08 07:19:56 AM  
Cervetus: I feel like an utter rube, but I recognized very few of those. What are the original pictures?

It might just be that I'm sleepy, but I also had difficulty recognizing the original photos. The smiles themselves in most of those scenes just unnerved me.

/I had never realized how important facial expression was to recognizability before
 
2008-06-08 07:27:22 AM  
I love the one with Maradona and the "Mano de Dios"
 
2008-06-08 07:47:36 AM  
GungFu: Spike Lee: Yo, there's not enough black legos in the photo!

There weren't any black Legos back then?
 
2008-06-08 07:47:46 AM  
VietCong one is now my new desktop background. Fo' sheezy.
 
2008-06-08 07:48:58 AM  
GungFu: Spike Lee: Yo, there's not enough black legos in the photo!

I'm surprised he didn't whine about not having enough blacks in Letters from Iwo Jima!!!
 
2008-06-08 07:56:18 AM  
wheaties: I still think this is my favorite

Happen to have a larger version of that, or a link to one?
 
2008-06-08 08:02:59 AM  
The widescreen steel girder one is by far my favorite.

Dude did a great job.
 
2008-06-08 08:14:28 AM  
Here's a useful link:

This news article shows the same photos, but also includes the originals for comparison.

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/topstories/2008/04/04/iconic-snaps-recreated-in-leg o-are-a-brick-hit-on-the-net-89520-20371830/
 
2008-06-08 08:16:06 AM  
edit to my last post: It only does this with 5 of the photos, but that's still more than some people will get :)
 
2008-06-08 08:37:07 AM  
Cervetus: I feel like an utter rube, but I recognized very few of those. What are the original pictures?

Try clicking the info button in the middle of the frame. All pics carry a link to the original which can be opened in a new window.
 
2008-06-08 08:38:05 AM  
ComicBookGuy: GungFu: Spike Lee: Yo, there's not enough black legos in the photo!

I'm surprised he didn't whine about not having enough blacks in Letters from Iwo Jima!!!


Actually...

"He did two films about Iwo Jima back to back and there was not one black soldier in both of those films," Lee told reporters at Cannes.
 
2008-06-08 08:40:20 AM  
Wonderful. Now if I only knew what the original photos were. I guess its for photo buffs only.
 
2008-06-08 09:03:33 AM  
Go to the original flikr page (link above.)

Click on each lego photo.

The author kindly includes a link to each original photo, for those who don't recognize them all.
 
2008-06-08 09:03:42 AM  
Cervetus: I feel like an utter rube, but I recognized very few of those. What are the original pictures?

Agreed. I recognize a couple from Fark chiches, a few from their iconic nature, and a couple from a "clapping for credits" course, but all-in-all, I only got about half of them. A side-by-side would have been beneficial.
 
2008-06-08 09:06:48 AM  
Bummer. My ISP blocks flickr, so I can't se them :(

/No, I don't have a choice
//I feel your moral outrage
///pick my battles
////slashies!
 
2008-06-08 09:08:08 AM  
The link to see the photos NOT in a slide show is this:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/balakov/sets/72157602602191858/

It looks like on the flickr page for each image that there's a link to the original for each photo. I recognized some of the photos but they seem to be UK-centric (not that that's a problem). The tennis girl photo seems to be roughly the equivalent of the US Farrah Fawcett poster from the 1970s.
 
2008-06-08 09:12:39 AM  
Hmmm. Incomplete list without the N.O. Heineken beer looter.
 
2008-06-08 09:21:23 AM  
for the farkers who want to see the originals...



Marc Riboud - hippy chick and rifles

robert capa - d-day landings/ Death of a Loyalist Soldier

Norman Potter - roger bannister mile

Martin Elliott - scratchy arse tennis girl

Malcolm Browne - Thich Quang Duc buddhist fire protest

Charles Ebbets - girders builders lunch

Joe Rosenthal - Iwo Jima flag

Jeff Widener - tianamen tank man

Ian Bradshaw - streaker man with police

eddie adams - vietnam general execution

neil armstrong - buzz aldrin on the moon/ soundstage

Henry Cartier-Bresson - On the Banks of the Marne

Henry Cartier-Bresson - madrid

Henry Cartier-Bresson - Behind the Gare Saint-Lazare

Alfred Eisenstaedt - sailor kisses nurse


/too lazy to GIS
 
2008-06-08 09:25:50 AM  
Nice touch with the Imperial logo studs on the end of the tank barrels in the Tiannamen Square pic.
 
2008-06-08 09:28:27 AM  
I am an acquaintance of the photographer who took the bobbie/streaker picture. He's worked in the US as a commercial photographer for a few years now.
 
2008-06-08 09:30:13 AM  
bbcard1: I am an acquaintance of the photographer who took the bobbie/streaker picture.

Yeah, and I have two radios shows.


/budday
 
2008-06-08 09:30:32 AM  
"Entirely" has to be one of the biggest exaggerations one can make from these. Shame on you submitter.
 
2008-06-08 09:30:42 AM  
Guys, mouse over the pictures in the slideshow and an info button will appear. Click on the info button, and it'll show you the link to all the original pics (plus on the lower left corner of the screen, there's a pause button). But yea, the Flickr navigation isn't too good.
 
2008-06-08 09:33:48 AM  
camelclub: Hmmm. Incomplete list without the N.O. Heineken beer looter.

Oh, that would be awesome ....

/runs to find old legos in storage...
 
2008-06-08 09:58:04 AM  
Pretty lame.
 
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