Someone Created Hilariously Accurate Lego Scenes For All 50 States. Alabama Is Awesome, But Maryland… Hilarious.

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!

Alabama

Alaska

Arizona

Arkansas

California

Colorado

Connecticut

Delaware

Florida

Georgia

Hawaii

Idaho

Illinois

Indiana

Iowa

Kansas

Kentucky

Louisiana

Maine

Maryland

Massachusetts

Michigan

Minnesota

Mississippi

Missouri

Want to see more? Check out the next page for the other 25 states.

Read more: http://viralnova.com/lego-states/

This Guy Took My Favorite Two Things As A Child… And Made Them Even More Epic.

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.

Bossk’s Cool Day Out

Breaking In the Tauntaun

The Derelict

The Joust

Nightwatch on Hoth

Powdered!

The Falcon and the Snowman

A Pilot’s Dream

Briefing on Hoth

Call of the Wild

High Speed Snowspeeder Flyby

Bossk Has To Go

To Catch a Tauntaun

The Arrival of a Star Destroyer

Living in the Dark Side – With Style

Stormtroopers’ Perpetual Winter

Briefing on Hoth #2

Chewie Misses His Mark

Bullet Time on Hoth

A Day Without War

For loads more Star Wars inspired Lego photographs check out Avanaut’s Flickr page. The Force is strong with him. Source: Avanaut on FlickrTwitter and Facebook

Read more: http://viralnova.com/this-guy-took-my-favorite-two-things-as-a-child-and-made-them-even-more-epic/

Mark Ruffalo wants you to help Greenpeace fight … Lego?

http://twitter.com/#!/springrose12/status/489820752922042368

Environmental scientist Actor Mark Ruffalo wants you to support Greenpeace in attacking Lego.

http://twitter.com/#!/MarkRuffalo/status/489885758162239490

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.

lego-protest

http://twitter.com/#!/greenpeaceusa/status/489894088678723584

We’re guessing that not everybody’s words will be chanted at their protest.

http://twitter.com/#!/MarkRuffalo/status/486808016566493184

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/