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Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Lego Poets (My Worlds Collide)

Okay, as a parent who has had to sit sideways on my desk chair to use the computer because a Lego creation had been assembled underneath the desk, as a mother who has repeatedly had six small dots imprinted into the bottom of my foot from stepping on a Lego, I appreciate this: has a (old) blog post showing poets made out of Legos. Consider, for instance, the blocky Ezra Pound: borrowed their images from Flavorwire, which featured writers of all ilk in Lego form, including Mark Twain and Rene Descartes:

And frankly, I like the Lego Louisa May Alcott better than I liked the Mona Lisa Barbie (even if Louisa does look a little like Princess Leia, which as the mother of Star-Wars-lego-set-owning children, I can tell you is no coincidence; Descartes pieces I recognize from the Castle set, which we also own).

To see Hemingway, Poe, and more of your favorite classic writers in Lego, head over to Flavorwire.


Carol Berg said...

Oh I LOVE this! My son is huge into legos as well, and it would be easier (or perhaps more fun for me), I'm sure, to help him assemble the globe theater rather than the latest star wars vehicle!

Shawnte Orion said...

Since I like the Star Wars and Harry Potter lego sets that clutter my house almost as much as my children love them, this post was very exciting.

Jessica Goodfellow said...

Carol, Shawnte, I'm with you. This is a really fun idea.

Karen J. Weyant said...

This is great!