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July 8, 2014 6:25 PM   Subscribe

The 50 States of Lego. The Great Lego North (alternate link). More Canada. posted by Eyebrows McGee (25 comments total) 14 users marked this as a favorite

 
For Washington, at least, they fucking NAILED it.
posted by KathrynT at 6:30 PM on July 8 [1 favorite]


See my profile pic for 1/5 of South Dakota.
posted by achrise at 6:43 PM on July 8 [1 favorite]


Virginia - the Don't Ask Don't Tell State?
posted by Benny Andajetz at 6:44 PM on July 8


Kentucky's is pretty cute.
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome at 6:54 PM on July 8


Some of those are great. My favorite was New Mexico and the ET with the cattle prod. Are these folks from the north? Are they from MN? That MN snowplow snowdrift looked like it was made with great pain.
posted by bukvich at 7:04 PM on July 8


The Canadian senator is fantastic.
posted by arcticseal at 7:08 PM on July 8 [1 favorite]


Can someone please help me out and clue me into what the heck they're trying to do with Illinois?
posted by InsertNiftyNameHere at 7:14 PM on July 8 [1 favorite]


Not happy with the with the California one. Only one hippie in a greenmobile? No Silicon Valley techies, Hollywood stars, Mexican farmworkers, Comic-Con nerds or anyone else from the most populated state in the USofA?
posted by oneswellfoop at 7:27 PM on July 8 [1 favorite]


The Canadian senator is fantastic.

I might have tweeted that one to the Senate just to amuse the person who runs the twitter feed.
posted by jeather at 7:30 PM on July 8 [1 favorite]


Illinois is a Prohibition/Al Capone reference. They're serving "lemonade".
posted by Eyebrows McGee at 7:37 PM on July 8 [2 favorites]


The ones featuring crowds (Alabama, Indiana) really drive home the point that basically every lego person is a white person.
posted by likeatoaster at 7:45 PM on July 8


Love the caption on the PEI one - it really is almost life-size!
posted by scrute at 7:49 PM on July 8


I snerked hard at Massachusetts.
posted by en forme de poire at 8:21 PM on July 8


likeatoaster: "The ones featuring crowds (Alabama, Indiana) really drive home the point that basically every lego person is a white person."

Yeah, I'm a bit disappointed with Missouri's (my home state, which is generally disappointing) - it should be Huck and Jim on the raft, not Huck and Tom.
posted by notsnot at 8:26 PM on July 8


In a somewhat similar Canadian vein.
posted by irrelephant at 9:25 PM on July 8 [1 favorite]


Wow, irrelephant, that is my ideal nativity scene!
posted by chapps at 10:18 PM on July 8


Thank you, Eyebrows McGee. (I tried to quote your comment, but the MefiQuote greasemonkey script didn't want to cooperate.)

After I posted my comment, I thought that might be what the deal was, but I was confused by the fact that not many SpeakEasys were disguised as lemonade stands, and very few trees held several kegs of any sort of beverage.

I admit I'm not too bright. Thanks again.
posted by InsertNiftyNameHere at 11:27 PM on July 8


Most of these are fun, but:
Popular culture stereotypes of "Eskimos" are far from harmless, as they shape perceptions of indigenous people and promote prejudice.
posted by timelord at 12:36 AM on July 9


More than anything, it seems to drive home the idea that making fifty jokes on a single theme is hard work, and isn't guaranteed a 100% success rate.
posted by Ghidorah at 4:50 AM on July 9


Swing state. Heh.
posted by Solon and Thanks at 5:46 AM on July 9


Love this, and I think I got most of them, but can anyone help me out with Ohio?
posted by slmorri at 6:17 AM on July 9


Swing state. Heh.
posted by straight at 7:19 AM on July 9 [1 favorite]


Ha! And here I thought that it was just, 'Welp, it's Ohio... got nothin' to say about it except that it's Midwest nice so let's show kids on swings'. Clever.
posted by knownassociate at 9:27 AM on July 9


Of course! Red state, blue state, swings!
posted by slmorri at 10:01 AM on July 9 [1 favorite]


Nailed Alberta, but our money isn't green.
posted by ethnomethodologist at 5:57 PM on July 9


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