jeff friesen reimagines banksy works in LEGO for bricksy series
may 30, 2014
jeff friesen reimagines banksy works in LEGO for bricksy series


jeff friesen reimagines banksy works in LEGO for bricksy series
(above) ‘balloon girl — there is always hope. especially if you tie it to your wrist’
all images courtesy of jeff friesen

 

 

 

 

photographer jeff friesen, creator of the brick fantastic series, has completed a new collection of LEGO dioramas. ‘bricksy’ recreates the popular urban works of street artist banksy out of the colored blocks, piecing together the hand-crafted scenes with tiny interconnecting parts. from the familiar image of the girl with the heart balloon to the maid lifting up a piece of the wall, each public work is rendered in LEGO, reinterpreting the public artworks on a small scale and with a nostalgic twist. introduced into each small site are friesen’s own extensions of the set, imagining what else might be taking place. for example, the street artist’s iconic bouquet thrower secretly throws the flowers in his grip to his girlfriend, a police officer just on the other end of the photo. take a look below for some of the images in the series.

bricksy: banksy in LEGO
‘maid in london — secret sweeper’

bricksy: banksy in LEGO
‘bouquet thrower — strong-arm flower delivery specializes in tragically forbidden love’

bricksy: banksy in LEGO
‘kissing coppers — the police are enthusiastic supporters of stop-and-frisk policies’

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‘just following orders’

bricksy: banksy in LEGO
‘paleo diet — follow your instincts: devour sugar, carbs, and mystery meat whenever you come across them’

bricksy: banksy in LEGO
‘keep it real — say yes to your inner monkey’

bricksy: banksy in LEGO
‘monkey business — laugh now, but you’re paying $3700 a year for burnt coffee’

bricksy: banksy in LEGO
deep sea diners

bricksy: banksy in LEGO
skeleton keys

bricksy: banksy in LEGO
like a rat on a wire

 

h/t [my modern met]

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