As noted in this very cool photo gallery on Wired.com, Stimpson is a British photographer and Lego lover who uses the bricks and figurines to recreate famous historical images. Once built, he then snaps his own photos of each scene, giving us Buzz Aldrin on the moon (in Lego form), Lunch Atop a Skyscraper (in Lego form) and –perhaps most disturbingly — a well-known AP photo of a Viet Cong prisoner being executed (yes, in Lego form).
Perhaps this will inspire some artistic Lego endeavors that you can pursue with your own children. May I be the first to suggest building a Lego versionof Che Guevara? (Actually, I bet it’s been done.) Or perhaps a Lego photo of Bigfoot? Not sure how to make Legos look furry, fake and blurry at the same time, but figuring that out will undoubtedly be half the fun.
Image: Mike Stimpson via Wired.com