Lego Roundup

Wired magazine tips us to 50 States of Lego, a diorama series by Canadian Jeff Friesen. Jeff photographed a Lego parody of each US state. I’ll let you figure out which states are represented below (the captions are Jeff’s originals):

Roll tide! Just restrain yourself from rolling a tailgate party onto the playing field. Copyright 2013 Jeff Friesen

Roll tide! Just restrain yourself from rolling a tailgate party onto the playing field.
Copyright 2013 Jeff Friesen
Reposted with permission

Only organic free-range chickens run amuck at the FreeBird food truck. Just don’t get pecked when you pluck. Copyright 2013 Jeff Friesen

Only organic free-range chickens run amuck at the FreeBird food truck. Just don’t get pecked when you pluck.
Copyright 2013 Jeff Friesen
Reposted with permission

Jeff’s full collection here.

A robotics competition in Sylvania, Ohio was all the more impressive for the age of the students. The junior league comprised participants from six to nine years of age. Their lack of experience didn’t stop them from designing Lego robots to complete a series of missions centered around the problem of humanitarian disaster assistance:

Eight-year-old Will Rees…held up a helicopter, constructed with Legos, showing its small motor specifically made for disasters in a mountainous snowy region.

“We made a helicopter, a silent helicopter. Because if it was too loud it would make a bigger avalanche,” he said.

His teammate Grant Wilson, 6, also made a snowmobile that had a compartment for medicine, and a built-around barrier to protect the driver from sudden snow slides. To re-create an avalanche, the students put together white Lego blocks on a slant.

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