10 Movie Characters and Scenes Built Out of Lego
1. The Princess Bride
Image courtesy of Lego Junkie
This diorama looks deceptively simple, but the recreated rocky scene of the epic sword fight between Inigo Montoya and the Man in Black is actually fairly complex. The minifigures for the characters are quite believable.
Wall-E is a popular character with Lego aficionados, but this one manages to capture the robot’s personality.
3. Finding Nemo
This scene is not as large as some of the others, but it’s very detailed, from the smoke coming out of the volcano to the countless tiny aquamarine-colored Lego pieces that look like water. The angelfish is also quite an accomplishment.
4. The Hobbit
Hobbiton, the hometown of Bilbo and Frodo Baggins in Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings, is technically from a book, not a movie. But the creator, Flickr user Legopard, says his dioramas are a tribute to Peter Jackson, director of the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit movies. Favorite details: the fireworks in Gandalf’s cart, the clothes hanging on the line in front of one of the burrows, and of course, the plentiful food everywhere.
5. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
Disney World has commissioned numerous Lego sculptures of classic scenes from their movies, including this depiction of Snow White kissing Dopey.
6. Back to the Future
Many people have made passable Lego versions of the famous DeLorean from Back to the Future, but this one is unusually clever. It’s just the back of the car, exploding into the future.
This intricate model of the headquarters from the movie Ghostbusters took German artist Alexander Jones two months to build. In addition to the original movie, Jones watched the animated series from the '80s and played the Ghostbusters video game to gather the details he needed for his model.
9. The Shining
Image courtesy of The Overlook Hotel
The hotel from the classic horror film is faithfully reproduced here. Who knew Lego could be so creepy?
10. The Secret World of Arietty
Although they’re better known as characters from a series of children’s books by Mary Norton, the Borrowers were central to the 2010 film by Hayao Miyazaki and Keiko Niwa. Characters from Miyazaki’s other films have also been rendered in Lego bricks.