Top 10 Pop Culture Moments Re-created with Lego
The Lego figures are posing just like Michael Jackson, Miley Cyrus or the famous Oscar selfie with the host Ellen DeGeneris and the other movie stars. Why? Why not, right? Creating the Lego figures and making them pose like the celebrities do would put a smile on your face. Here are the Top 10 Pop Culture Moments Re-created with Lego.
#1. Michael Jackson
Ochre Jelly has taken the most memorable image of the 2014 Billboard Music Awards and built it out of LEGO bricks. Of course this is Michael Jackson, as he appeared in a performance at the 2014 Billboard Music Awards in hologram form. Do you like it?
#2. Oscar selfie
The selfie that broke the records on Twitter was taken by Ellen DeGeneres at the 2014 Academy Awards night gathering around her some of the most famous actors of today like Jared Leto, Jennifer Lawrence, Meryl Streep, Brad Pit, Julia Roberts. Now this famous selfie has been rendered in LEGO bricks! Master LEGO artist Ochre Jelly (Iain Heath) wasn’t the only one to make a LEGO recreation of this moment, but he sure did the most authentic version – even the facial expressions are spot on!
#3. Miley Cyrus and Robin Thicke
The infamous twerking and provocative dancing of the singer at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards is now recreated with Lego bricks. Do you think she looks better in Lego?
#4. Miley Cyrus
Another Miley recreation with Legos, this time the famous rolling on a wrecking ball scene, where the singer half-naked wings on a gigantic ball back and forth. The fun part is that this is actually a Christmas ornament and you can “have” Miley swinging on your Christmas three.
#5. McKayla Maroney
The 16-year-old McKayla Maroney stands with her arms crossed with a look on her face that says it all — the girl is not impressed at all. The American gymnast was favored to win the gold medal in the women’s vault competition, but unfortunately fell, getting the silver medal instead. Soon after, the Internet took the image of Maroney’s disappointed face and turned it into a meme. Then Ochre Jelly did what he does best and built it in Lego. And even in Lego, she is still not impressed at all.
#6. Jean-Claude Van Damme
In November 2013, the Internet went crazy about an online commercial that shows actor Jean-Claude Van Damme appearing to perform a split between two moving Volvo FM trucks. Even though there is still a debate whether he really does it or it’s just a great edit, Ochre Jelly decided to give a tribute to Van Damme’s epic split. So here it is.
#7. Steve Irwin
The famous Australian crocodile hunter and TV personality who passed away in 2006 was another inspiration for the Lego recreation. In 2004, Steve Irwin fed a crocodile with one hand while cradling his baby son in the other. In 2012, to celebrate LEGO’s 50th year in Australia, the company recreated a series of iconic moments of the country. UK photographer Mike Stimpson was tasked with the recreations.
#8. Oscar Pistorius
Armando Tejada is an artist who has been posting Lego recreations of the Oscar Pistorius murder trial, and is also getting death threats because of it. Tejada initially decided to document the Pistorius case because he was fascinated by the trial and the case of the famous runner who allegedly committed a murder to his girlfriend. He also had a Lego set from the 2012 Olympics, which came with a tiny Pistorius figure.
The images are not graphic – they mostly chronicle Pistorius interacting with the judge and his lawyer in the South Africa courthouse where his trial is being held.
Maradona’s infamous “hand of God” in the 1986 World Cup was recreated by British photographer Mike Stimpson.
#10. Felix Baumgartner’s skydive from space
The skydive from the space was one of the memorable moments of 2012 was also recreated in a Lego “brickfilm” by an 18-year-old Surrey school boy who has a huge collection of more than 80 films now on his YouTube channel, Zoot101, which has over 4 million views. The video, 2012: A Year in Bricks, has immortalized the most iconic moments of the year, including highlights from the London 2012 Olympic Games, the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and the Bond film, Skyfall. Shown above is the recreation of Felix Baumgartner’s skydive from space, one of the top moments selected by Bossert.