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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)

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    New Mexico

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    Virginia

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    Florida

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    Alabama

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    Iowa

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    Wyoming

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    Louisiana

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    New Hampshire

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    New York

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    Tennessee