We don’t know why, but Legos were one of the best toys ever growing up. Maybe that’s why seeing them used for all kinds of crazy things when you get older, from video games to movies (“Everything is awesome!” 🙂 ), only brings a smile to our faces. And this is no exception. Because have you ever wondered a) What the quintessential scene of your state is?… and b) What it would look like made of Legos? Well we have the answer. Enjoy!
Want to see more? Check out the next page for the other 25 states.
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If there were two things I absolutely loved when I was a kid, it was Lego and Star Wars. So when I saw these incredible miniature photographs by Avanaut of the snow battle on the planet Hoth from Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back using only Lego men, memories of my childhood come rushing back in a storm of fanboy nostalgia. The creator of these photographs is Finnish illustrator and designer Vesa Lehtimäki or “Avanaut”. He started making his first Lego pictures set on the snowy planet of Hoth back in 2009 and has slowly been adding more and more over the years. These pictures are even more fitting right now, what with the freezing weather we’ve been having here in the United States and with the new Star Wars movies in the pipeline.
The Falcon and the Snowman
High Speed Snowspeeder Flyby
The Arrival of a Star Destroyer
Living in the Dark Side – With Style
Stormtroopers’ Perpetual Winter
For loads more Star Wars inspired Lego photographs check out Avanaut’s Flickr page. The Force is strong with him. Source: Avanaut on Flickr, Twitter and Facebook
Read more: http://viralnova.com/this-guy-took-my-favorite-two-things-as-a-child-and-made-them-even-more-epic/
Environmental scientist Actor Mark Ruffalo wants you to support Greenpeace in attacking Lego.
Lego has had a partnership with Shell Oil for some time and the Shell brand appears in some of Lego’s play sets. Greenpeace is now attacking Lego as a way to publicize their opposition to drilling for oil in the Arctic. They even produced a macabre “Lego Movie” of their own which has gone viral despite some legal kerfuffles.
Ruffalo’s latest tweet promotes something called the “Protest-o-matic.” It’s a slick web app where you can come up with your own protest sign for your little lego hippie and his friendly (totally not man-eating) polar bear.
We’re guessing that not everybody’s words will be chanted at their protest.
That’s rich. Polluting children’s minds with junk science through movies, television programming, and school curricula is the bread and butter of the environmental movement. Guess they don’t like competition.
Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/07/17/mark-ruffalo-wants-you-to-help-greenpeace-fight-lego/