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Famous Literature Scenes in LEGO

by Rebecca Pahle (TheMarySue) at http://www.themarysue.com/lego-literature-scenes/#0

Literature plus LEGO!? What’s not to love? Waterstones is a bookstore I’ve had the pleasure of visiting in London.

“To coincide with the release of The Lego Movie, the UK bookstore recreated classic scenes from literature using LEGOs, then invited others to do the same and possibly win prizes. The Red Wedding loses some of its oomph when it’s made of little plastic blocks.”

Pride and Prejudice
By Waterstones. OK, OK, Darcy coming from the lake is a TV invention, not a book one. But can you blame them for including it?
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The Red Wedding
“Game of Thrones” By Waterstones
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Moby Dick
By @thesnowhale
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Banquo’s Ghost
“Macbeth” By @cesariohaines
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Romeo and Juliet
By Waterstones
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Dracula
By Waterstones. “For want of a LEGO bat, we’ve included Batman… He’d actually make a pretty effective Van Helsing too though.”
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Arthur vs. Mordred
“Le Morte d’Arthur” By Waterstones
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Zaphod Beeblebrox
“The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy” By @DrBeauBeaumont
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Not exactly a classic, but… Fifty Shades of Grey by @MarcusofCrabbs
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Infographic: Sci-Fi, Fantasy & Horror Movies Related to The Lord of the Rings

The Lord of the Rings is one of my favorite books, and I was thinking about the movie version. It struck me that many of the actors in “The Lord of the Rings” also appear in other speculative fiction (science fiction, fantasy & horror) movies. Hugo Weaving plays Elrond, but he’s also Agent Smith in “The Matrix”. Christopher Lee plays Saruman, but also appears in “Star Wars” and billions of other movies. You get the idea.

Then I recalled the Six Degrees of Separation theory. So, starting from the Tolkien fan epicenter that is “The Lord of the Rings”, I plotted out how tightly connected by their actors speculative fiction movie are. Below is an infographic that shows an initial answer. I intentionally limited the scope of my inquiry. One could easily expand the network to be more inclusive.

Instructions:
1. Click on the image below to expand the infographic. If it’s still too small, use the View-Zoom In feature of your web browser.
2. Start in the center at “The Lord of the Rings” & “The Hobbit”. Move either right or left to the actor of your choice. Then keep moving horizontally right (or left) to see how these actors link to other speculative fiction movies, and so on.
For example, Karl Urban played Eomer in “The Lord of the Rings”. He was also in “Star Trek”, as was Zoe Saldana. She was in “Avatar”, as was Sam Worthington.  And Sam was in “Clash of the Titans”.

Caveats:
1. I don’t doubt that there are mistakes or omissions. There is no need to email me and remind me of my fallibility. There is no money-back guarantee. Well, since this is free, I guess I can offer a full refund if you’re not fully satisfied.
2. A single asterisk denotes that I couldn’t help myself, and included a few select TV shows. Whatcha gonna do?
3. A double asterisk denotes that I couldn’t help myself, and included a few non-speculative fiction movies. So sue me.
4. As in any network, there can be more than one path to get from one node (movie) to another. I’ve just shown single paths.
5. This infographic is in NO way represented as exhaustive, although creating it was exhausting.
6. If you enjoy it, kindly Retweet (@Nimpentoad) or otherwise share the link with friends you think would appreciate it (or send it to enemies who would not appreciate it, but who you wish to annoy).

Click on the image below to expand it.

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