It’s amazing the things you come across accidentally online. I don’t even read The Telegraph, but somehow I stumbled upon this on their website – the nine circles of hell from Dante’s inferno, recreated in Lego.
It’s pretty impressive, although of course my first thought was that the guy has too much time on his hands. But on the other hand, perhaps this is the beginning of a new trend – it’s Literary Lego! The next time I see my seven-year-old nephew perhaps I’ll steal some of his beloved bricks and try reconstructing a scene from Jane Austen. Hmm, getting the period dress right might be difficult.
Unsurprisingly, when I Googled ‘Literary Lego’, I was disappointed to find that I’m not the first one to coin the term. This blog post from The Literary Omnivore showcases some of the best of Literary Lego, including constructions from Harry Potter (the Burrow pictured below) , Sherlock Holmes, and of course, Lord of the Rings. Anyone else have some free time, a book, and a massive quantity of Lego pieces?
Sara Magness, Editorial Administrator