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15 LEGO-Themed Instagrams

LEGO gives budding architects and designers a medium to create new worlds. With the vast collections of brick shapes and minifigs available, the only limits are the users’ imaginations. Follow these Instagram accounts to get a look at some of the fun ways the bricks can be used. 

1. legojacker

The Australian Instagram legojacker describes its theme as Tiny People vs The World. Minifigs are placed against gorgeous backdrops for pretty stunning pictures. Often the characters are spray-painted or Photoshopped to look larger than life. 

2. nathansawaya 

Previously an attorney, Nathan Sawaya is now one of the few certified LEGO professionals. He has 2.5 million LEGO bricks to work with, so the possibilities are endless. 

3. pokipsiebrick

Follow this Instagram for elaborate cities and stadiums filled with bustling minfigs. The sheer number of characters present makes these creations especially impressive. 

4. harleyquin

LEGO photographer Harley Quin runs a company called InkBlot Photo that sells prints of LEGO photography. The company Instagram usually posts at least one photo a day as part of a Lego365 project. 

5. seankenneyart 

Sean Kenney is another certified LEGO professional. He creates gigantic statues made exclusively from LEGO bricks, and has authored eight children's books.

6. legotravellers 

Follow two minifigs as they travel around the world to exotic new locations. The world seems even bigger when you're only 4 centimeters tall. 

7. worldofbricks 

This account does the heavy lifting and curates all the best LEGO grams from around the app. Creators looking to be reposted use the tag #worldofbricks to garner attention. 

8. zhihanzhihan 

This brightly colored Instagram focuses on the tiny world of minifigs. The various characters interact with the world around them by squeezing out toothpaste, juggling Froot Loops, or walking down the runway.

9. legofarmer 

The LEGO Farmer celebrates Australian agriculture by showing an overalls-clad minifig enjoying the simpler things in life. The farmer does everything from kayaking to enjoying a cold glass of milk.

10. awminimal

Everyone loves the aesthetics of a minimalist photograph. This account makes minifigs the center of these simple images. 

11. joyridefalcon

This Star Wars-themed account likes to take characters (mainly Stormtroopers) and put them in amusing situations. You can see the little soldiers playing poker, carving fruit, and bathing in Nutella. 

12. delire_lucide 

Designer and photographer Eve Laoun C Delire is a big fan of bokeh. She uses the bubbly blur to give her images a magical effect. Her Instagram isn't entirely LEGO-themed, but what’s available is definitely worth a look. 

13. powerpig 

Designer Chris McVeigh’s images are simple and colorful. The photographer posts stylish images of minifigs, bins of LEGO bricks, and mosaics that are sure to brighten up your feed. 

14.  legocentric

Photographer Nicolas fills his account with pictures of minifigs enjoying various activities in the real world. All of his pictures are snapped with his iPhone.  

15. cheepjokes 

User cheepjokes creates a “LEGO Sitcom,” in the form of comics and short videos. You can also follow the Australia-based account on YouTube.  

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Since it first added plastic, interlocking bricks to its lineup, the Danish toy company LEGO (from the words Leg Godt for “play well”) has inspired builders of all ages to bring their most imaginative designs to life. Sets have ranged in size from scenes that can be assembled in a few minutes to 5000-piece behemoths depicting famous landmarks. And tinkerers aren’t limited to the sets they find in stores. One of the largest LEGO creations was a life-sized home in the UK that required 3.2 million tiny bricks to construct.

In this episode of the List Show, John Green lays out 26 playful facts about one of the world’s most beloved toy brands. To hear about the LEGO black market, the vault containing every LEGO set ever released, and more, check out the video above then subscribe to our YouTube channel to stay up-to-date with the latest flossy content.

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Of Buckeyes and Butternuts: 29 States With Weird Nicknames for Their Residents
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Tracing a word’s origin and evolution can yield fascinating historical insights—and the weird nicknames used in some states to describe their residents are no exception. In the Mental Floss video above, host John Green explains the probable etymologies of 29 monikers that describe inhabitants of certain states across the country.

Some of these nicknames, like “Hoosiers” and “Arkies” (which denote residents of Indiana and Arkansas, respectively) may have slightly offensive connotations, while others—including "Buckeyes," "Jayhawks," "Butternuts," and "Tar Heels"—evoke the military histories of Ohio, Kansas, Tennessee, and North Carolina. And a few, like “Muskrats” and “Sourdoughs,” are even inspired by early foods eaten in Delaware and Alaska. ("Goober-grabber" sounds goofier, but it at least refers to peanuts, which are a common crop in Georgia, as well as North Carolina and Arkansas.)

Learn more fascinating facts about states' nicknames for their residents by watching the video above.

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