Lego Recreates Year 2011 From UC Davis to Royal Wedding

When The Guardian began posting pictures of a giant Lego Christmas tree being erected in London’s St. Pancras Station, the newspaper’s Flickr account inspired users to create 3D Lego pictures of 2011, giving “the year’s news” through a series of submissions done entirely in Lego blocks.

Encompassing everything from the pie-ing of Rubert Murdoch to Obama and his national security team in the war room, from the topical and silly to the powerful and transcendent, these artists created not just scenes but occasionally entire worlds within their Lego creations.

Prince William and Kate Middleton kiss on the balcony of Buckingham Palace following their royal wedding at Westminster Abbey. (allyhook/Twitter)

Lego protesters camp out in front of a miniature Zuccotti Park as part of the Occupy Wall Street movement. (exame/Twitter / [clint])

A Lego St. Pike pepper-sprays student protesters at UC Davis, here representing the memes this image helped create. (kbairak/Twitter / nolnet)

Anti-Gaddafi rebel mount an attack on Gaddafi’s hometown of Sirte in Libya. (ibyanproud/Twitter / yappen all day long)

Lego in Real News: This 40 feet (12.2 m) Christmas tree took two months to build and is made up of 600,000 Lego bricks. (_AndyOliver_)

More than 1,000 Lego ornaments were added to the Lego Christmas tree. (atheistium)

Visitors to the ground floor of St. Pancras International admire the interwoven branches, 172 in all. (vishalchoksh1)

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