Italians have a lot of hells...
May 13, 2012 7:10 AM   Subscribe

The Nine Circles Of Hell, As Depicted In LEGO
posted by Artw (43 comments total) 26 users marked this as a favorite

 
Very nice.
Yet I expected them to be more ... circular.
posted by sour cream at 7:25 AM on May 13, 2012 [1 favorite]


Hell is other people.
Hell is the absence of the good.
Hell is not being able to find the right LEGO piece to complete your masterpiece, forever.
posted by anotherpanacea at 7:32 AM on May 13, 2012 [9 favorites]


Hell is not being able to find the right LEGO piece to complete your masterpiece, forever.

I suspect he just painted some of them.
posted by Artw at 7:33 AM on May 13, 2012 [1 favorite]


Really really fantastic... But it would have been even better if all the LEGO people had those dumb smiles on.
posted by LordSludge at 7:35 AM on May 13, 2012 [2 favorites]


The variety of facial expressions in modern Legos upsets me greatly, I'll tell ya that much for free.
posted by Greg Nog at 7:39 AM on May 13, 2012 [2 favorites]


Hell is other pieces
posted by Renoroc at 7:44 AM on May 13, 2012 [8 favorites]


Here's a direct link to the whole nine Legohell gallery; lust is going to be unsafe for work:
posted by Renoroc at 7:45 AM on May 13, 2012 [4 favorites]


lust is going to be unsafe for work

I can tell you from experience that truer words have never been spoken, son.
posted by maxwelton at 8:00 AM on May 13, 2012 [7 favorites]


Yet I expected them to be more ... circular.

In hell, naughty mathematicians spend eternity trying to square the circle.
posted by pracowity at 8:16 AM on May 13, 2012 [1 favorite]


Ha! Very cool.
posted by Monkeymoo at 8:41 AM on May 13, 2012


On my computer lust remains resolutely pixelated and entirely suitable for work.
Perhaps that is the intended idea.
posted by rongorongo at 8:58 AM on May 13, 2012


Direct links to more detail:

LIMBO
LUST
GLUTTONY
GREED
ANGER
HERESY
VIOLENCE
FRAUD
TREACHERY
posted by louche mustachio at 9:01 AM on May 13, 2012 [3 favorites]


That LUST link should lead you directly to the Valley of NSFW.
posted by louche mustachio at 9:02 AM on May 13, 2012 [1 favorite]


In Hell, pi are square.
posted by localroger at 9:06 AM on May 13, 2012 [5 favorites]


Hell is not being able to find the right LEGO piece to complete your masterpiece, forever.

Hell is stepping on lego barefoot.
posted by pmcp at 9:13 AM on May 13, 2012 [3 favorites]


When you pixelate NSFW Lego it still looks just like Lego,
posted by schwa at 9:13 AM on May 13, 2012 [6 favorites]


I suspect he just painted some of them.

Any part(s) in particular? Some Lego fans use paint, but many consider it a point of pride to only use the production colors.

There have been a lot of parts being released in interesting colors in the last couple of years, especially for minifigs released in the collectible packs.
posted by Fleebnork at 9:24 AM on May 13, 2012


That ANGER depiction quite catches my imagination, actually. They are all pretty good, but something about ANGER sets me into a curious and inquisitive mood.
posted by Algebra at 9:33 AM on May 13, 2012


Any part(s) in particular?

The statues, unless there's a good source of grey minifigs.
posted by Artw at 9:39 AM on May 13, 2012


Hell is LEGO instructions without pictures, written in Danish by a madman.
posted by Cool Papa Bell at 9:52 AM on May 13, 2012


The statues, unless there's a good source of grey minifigs.

Harry Potter sets come to mind. There have been plenty of grey minifig parts in recent years.
posted by Fleebnork at 10:37 AM on May 13, 2012


louche mustachio: "That LUST link should lead you directly to the Valley of NSFW."

If this is not safe for work, I don't want to live on this planet anymore.
posted by ob1quixote at 10:58 AM on May 13, 2012 [1 favorite]


I though lust was about a whirlwind.
posted by Trochanter at 11:10 AM on May 13, 2012 [1 favorite]


It was, Trochanter, but anti-gravity minifigs are still considered akin to "cheating" in the MOC circles.
posted by Navelgazer at 11:11 AM on May 13, 2012


Hell is actually made out of Megablocks.
posted by bondcliff at 11:38 AM on May 13, 2012 [6 favorites]


The fact that Lego Lust was blurred out causes me great Anger. What the hell is wrong with people today? That's just plain stupid.
posted by Splunge at 11:43 AM on May 13, 2012 [2 favorites]


yeah seriously what's a little blood belching vagina showing up on your work monitor? grow up america
posted by indubitable at 11:45 AM on May 13, 2012 [1 favorite]


The seven essential business rules.
posted by telstar at 11:45 AM on May 13, 2012


I was hoping today would be the day I finally get an answer to the question "Which piece is most appropriate for a Lego clitoris?"
posted by Greg Nog at 12:15 PM on May 13, 2012 [5 favorites]


Abandon all Duplo, ye who enter here.
posted by argonauta at 1:41 PM on May 13, 2012 [2 favorites]


Hell is opening up a 55 gallon drum labeled "Lego" only to find it 3/4ths full of Lincoln Logs and Tinker Toys, with 25% of those broken.
posted by mrbill at 2:44 PM on May 13, 2012 [1 favorite]


I've gotten a few of the collectable minifig blindbags. I've come up with a special loathing for the snowboarder in Series 5, who I found in two consecutive bags. Man, I'd love to throw them in one of those circles. I just want the Lizard Man or Evil Dwarf. Why can't I find one?!
posted by JHarris at 3:50 PM on May 13, 2012


And Trochanter is correct. Also, Limbo is not a bad place. And where is the trumpet-farting demon?!

This project takes a few liberties with the Divine Comedy.
posted by JHarris at 3:53 PM on May 13, 2012 [2 favorites]


One thing with the minifig blindbags - TERRIBLE gifts for groups of 5 year olds, even if you have spare ones for anyone who gets one they hate it'll probably turn out to be not as cool as the one the other kid has and won't trade, and oh boy there will be crying.
posted by Artw at 3:57 PM on May 13, 2012 [3 favorites]


yeah seriously what's a little blood belching vagina showing up on your work monitor?

Maybe I'm just unimaginative (I always had trouble seeing magic eye stuff, too), but that thing doesn't really look like a vagina to me. I'm tempted to send the picture to my mom without explanation to see if she would be able to know what it was-I kind of doubt it.
posted by winna at 4:25 PM on May 13, 2012 [2 favorites]


One thing with the minifig blindbags - TERRIBLE gifts for groups of 5 year olds, even if you have spare ones for anyone who gets one they hate it'll probably turn out to be not as cool as the one the other kid has and won't trade, and oh boy there will be crying.

I can well imagine. The Lizard Man fig is incredibly awesome: it's actually a Lizard Man Lego suit; the lizard headpiece goes around a traditional minifig head (which peers out angrily through the lizard's mouth), and it has a tail piece that attaches between the head and body. It's basically Lego Godzilla cosplay! The difference in coolness between that and the Fitness Instructor figure (about all she has to recommend herself is a pink boom box), from the same series, is incredible.
posted by JHarris at 11:11 PM on May 13, 2012 [1 favorite]


winna: "yeah seriously what's a little blood belching vagina showing up on your work monitor?

Maybe I'm just unimaginative (I always had trouble seeing magic eye stuff, too), but that thing doesn't really look like a vagina to me. I'm tempted to send the picture to my mom without explanation to see if she would be able to know what it was-I kind of doubt it.
"

Exactly. If you blur that because it's not safe for work then you'd better blur pictures of the Washington Monument too. Come on.
posted by Splunge at 4:45 AM on May 14, 2012 [1 favorite]


These are amazing, thanks. Gluttony is abstract Lego horror at its best.

The fact that Lego Lust was blurred out causes me great Anger. What the hell is wrong with people today? That's just plain stupid.

Probably because MOCpages is a site where lots of kids go? Mihu gives an explicit content warning before showing the unblurred Lust; just scroll down (the actual content at MOCpages or Flickr is much better than the io9 summary).
posted by mediareport at 5:07 AM on May 14, 2012


Yes, scroll down. There is monumental turgid LEGO dong as well.
posted by louche mustachio at 5:58 AM on May 14, 2012 [1 favorite]


It took me at least 5 minutes to figure out what parts would be considered NSFW. Clearly I shall never be able to satisfy a LEGO partner of any gender.
posted by elizardbits at 9:26 AM on May 14, 2012 [1 favorite]


*sobs*
posted by elizardbits at 9:26 AM on May 14, 2012 [1 favorite]


it's ok

here, I found you a LEGO butt.

posted by louche mustachio at 10:55 AM on May 14, 2012


The blurred LEGO vagina actually looks much more like a vagina (and therefore more deserving of a NSFW description) than the non-blurred LEGO vagina.
posted by BurnChao at 1:12 PM on May 14, 2012 [1 favorite]


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