This photographer created a series of images emulating great iconic photos of the 20th Century. With Legos. Pretty clever. He also includes photos of the set-up shots, showing exactly how he technically created the images. The dichotomy of the ubiquitous Lego Smiley Face in the context of some of recent history’s most violent, shocking photographs (like the one above of Thich Quang Duc‘s self-immolation ) lends everything a sort of Prozac-induced, blissed-out patina tho. I don’t know if Rage Against the Machine’s debut would have as much impact in Lego format, but still…

The 1969 Pulitzer prize-winning General Nguyen Ngoc Loan executing a Viet Cong prisoner in Saigon“.

1969 Pulitzer Prize Winner \

More pics after the Jump

Maradona’s infamous “Hand Of God”

Marc Riboud’s 1967 photograph of an Anti-Vietnam protest in Washington. The Star Wars version.

Marc Riboud\'s Photo of an Anti-Vietnam protest in Washington, Star Wars version

The Set-up Shot for the Buddhist Monk protest:

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