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Artist Recreates Dante's Inferno With LEGO Bricks

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According to Dante Alighieri's Divine Comedy, hell has nine rings, each one dedicated to a different kind of sinner. There have been plenty of depictions of the fictional horrors Dante encounters on his trip through the underworld, and now a LEGO version has been added to the mix. Romanian artist Mihai Marius Mihu spent seven months meticulously building the nine different LEGO dioramas loosely based on the rings of hell featured in Dante's Inferno. In total, it took about 40,000 bricks to complete the ambitious project. 

Readers might notice that the punishments depicted don't align with the actual punishments in Dante's version. "Dante's work served only as a framework for the models. These are just nine sets designed around deadly sins," Mihu explains.

1. LIMBO 

2. LUST 

3. GLUTTONY 

4. GREED

5. ANGER

6. HERESY 

7. VIOLENCE

 

8. FRAUD

9. TREACHERY

All images courtesy of Mihai Marius Mihu.

[h/t: Telegraph]

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