Jeff Friesen isn’t looking to take over the world, but he is looking to re-create it – and he’s doing it brick-by-brick.
As the creator of the wildly popular LEGO scenes “The 50 States of LEGO,” Friesen’s work has been ruling the LEGO-loving internet since he laid the first brick last fall.
With a mix of sight gags and pop culture, Friesen uses “The 50 States of LEGO” to riff on the impressions, history and stereotypes from each state in the union. Despite being a native Manitoban, Friesen is confident in his insights into the 50 states.
“I lived in the states for a couple of years, and I’m pretty well-traveled,“ Friesen said. "I’ve been to about 37 states – though many of them were visited at high speed while driving.”
For Maryland, a state Friesen hasn’t visited, he seized on the state’s iconic seafood. The photo he created is titled: Maryland: "Today the crabs decided to have a picnic of their own.” Although native Marylanders might quibble over the cooking technique (fried hard crabs?), it does give the menacing crabs a zombie’s appetite for revenge- and provides a great perspective on what non-Marylanders think of the Old Line State’s claim to fame.
For more on Friesen’s series, or to see some of his Lego stereotypes of the other 50 states: http://huff.to/UyvEpp