Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation
Top

50 States of Lego

An untouched lump of clap. A freshly hewn chunk of granite. A pile of Lego bricks - all sights to set an artist's pulse racing.

For Canadian photographer Jeff Friesen, Lego was the perfect toy to occupy summer afternoons with his seven-year-old daughter. As a result of these moments of shared playtime, Friesen embarked upon a series of Lego depictions of the ten provinces of Canada. He soon set his sights on a bigger challenge:

"Doing all 50 States seemed impossible given the limits of my daughter's Lego collection, so it was a good challenge," he told us. "The ideas were based on my travels in the US - I lived there for two years - and research on the internet. Many of the ideas were not practical to build with Lego bricks, so in the end the bricks guided the work."

Here are ten of our favourites from his series, which you can see in full here.

(Images: Jeff Friesen)

(Via: Design Taxi)

Related

Big-brands-hero.jpg

The Corporate States of America map

Bond.jpg

Casino Royale receives Lego remodelling

lego1.jpg

LEGO assembles new trailer

Comments

More

Prada is selling a paperclip for £145

They're definitely cheaper in Ryman

by Tom Victor
26 Jun 2017

Everything you need to know about the DUP 'confidence & supply' deal

Is it a coalition of chaos?

by Dave Fawbert
26 Jun 2017

Choose Your Own Adventure: British Politics

What would have happened if every big decision had gone the other way? Find out here

by Dave Fawbert
26 Jun 2017

A staggering number of people broke up with their partners over Brexit

You could say they voted leave on their relationship...

by Dave Fawbert
26 Jun 2017

Jeremy Corbyn had a dig at Theresa May's field of wheat comment

He's *appalled* by the whole thing

by Alex Finnis
26 Jun 2017

Watch Bradley Lowery’s classmates come together to sing for him

We're not crying, you're crying

by Tom Victor
23 Jun 2017

Science finds that couples that spoon have a better relationship

Wonder what this means for duvet hogs...

by Carl Anka
23 Jun 2017

Boys with older dads are more likely to be geeks, study shows

Now you know who to thank/blame

by Dave Fawbert
23 Jun 2017

You can now buy IKEA furniture on Amazon Prime

This is big

by Gary Ogden
23 Jun 2017

David Dimbleby kicked someone off 'Question Time' for being rowdy

Rock 'n' roll politics

by Carl Anka
23 Jun 2017