Artist Recreates Canada's Provinces Using Lego
We first heard about Halifax-based photographer Jeff Friesen because of BuzzFeed. The site (along with several others) recently posted an homage to the father's recreation of the 50 U.S. states using everyone's favourite play toy, Lego.
Intrigued, we hopped over to the artist's web portfolio to check out more of his work. And lo and behold, not only has he created the "50 States of Lego," he's also done something similar for Canada. The series -- "Great White North" -- showcases Canada's 10 provinces in all their stereotypical glory -- from hippies in the forest (representing B.C.) to fisherman hanging out on a dock (Newfoundland).
Friesen says the models/images can take up to eight hours to build, and all are created using his daughter's 5,000 pieces of Lego (we wonder if he allows her to lend a hand?).
Click through for the full Canadian collection; you can purchase a copy of Friesen's prints on his website.