Alex Eylar is a whiz with Legos. Normally, that kind of praise is reserved only for toddlers with limited dexterity, but let’s not rain on Alex’s parade. Most recently, Mr. Eylar created ten Lego dioramas (another phrase not often used in conjunction with adults) depicting each of the nominees for the Best Picture Academy Award.
A few favorites
Black Swan: His use of two different Lego faces really cuts to the core of the duality of Natalie Portman’s character.
127 Hours: A vivid depiction of the scene in the film where (spoiler alert!) the protagonist cuts his arm off.
The Kids Are Alright: It took some manchild using Legos to do it, but finally someone gets the dynamic of lesbian relationships right.
A couple duds:
Toy Story 3: I see nary a Lego in this installment. This is just a free-form diorama, which is to say, crap.
The Social Network: Who is this character supposed to be? If it’s Zuck, put the man in a hoodie for pete’s sake. And not using the Winklevoss twins here is a missed opportunity.
Legos: Still just for kids anymore. (Gawker)