We’re continuing our love of Lego remixes today with some seriously well made retakes on classic photography. Taking the ubiquitous miniature figurines from his Lego set and recreating iconic scenes from classics like Robert Capa’s “Death of a Loyalist Soldier” and John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s 1969 “Bed-In”, english artist Mike Stimpson has a passion for using toys to create photographic remakes of famous photographs.
Stimpson’s series Classics in Lego is largely black & white dominated, featuring a large portion of its source material from the 1920s through 1960s. Perhaps this lack of color makes his images even more recognizable – removing the sometimes hard to recreate tones of color images. His works use little post-processing to achieve their effect, and when you see his often simple sets used for creating the final result, it’s impressive how close his works are to the original image.
Hungry for more in this series? You can find more images on Stimpson’s Flickr page or purchase prints through RedBubble, DeviantART or Society6. To get the latest happenings on this ongoing series, follow him on Twitter or Facebook.
Robert Capa’s 1936 picture “Death of a Loyalist Soldier” (Original image here)
A Lego Starwars themed take on Marc Riboud’s famous 1967 photograph taken at an anti-Vietnam protest in Washington (Original image here)
Jeff Widener’s 1989 photograph of “The unknown rebel” (Original image here)
Joe Rosenthal’s 1945 photograph “Raising the flag on Iwo Jima” (Original image here)
Ian Bradshaw’s 1974 photograph of streaker Michael O’Brien at Twickenham (Original image here)
Norman Potter’s 1954 photograph of Roger Bannister breaking the four-minute mile (Original image here)
Lewis Hine’s 1920 photograph of a power house mechanic working on a steam pump (Original image here)
John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s 1969 “Bed-In” (many photographers, see an original image here)