Cheeky LEGO Dioramas Poke Fun at the 50 States

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After a series of LEGO scenes satirizing the provinces of his home country, Canadian photographer Jeff Friesen used his daughter’s toys to make fun of the 50 states. The resulting images are surprisingly on-point for someone who doesn’t call the US home, using American history, famous stereotypes, and a few clever puns. Some of the pictures also reference pop culture artifacts the states are famous for, like Elvis, Gone with the Wind, and of course, The Wizard of Oz. Even Kurt Cobain makes an appearance in Washington! See all 50 states at Jeff Friesen’s website.

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CONNECTICUT: “Nothing’s finer than a moonlit cruise on I-95.”

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DELAWARE: “Inspired by the title of Emanuel Leutze’s famous painting, Washington Crosses ‘The Delaware.'”

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GEORGIA: “As it turns out Rhett Butler and Scarlet O’Hara’s passion for one another was easily doused by local firefighters.”

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ILLINOIS: “Bugsy’s mom is thrilled that he’s running his own lemonade stand this summer. He hasn’t rubbed out any of his associates since June.”

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KANSAS: “There’s no place like home, but if your home is frequently blown aloft it helps to wear a parachute indoors.”

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MINNESOTA: “Some places have a dry cold. In Minnesota it’s a nice cold, okie-dokie?”

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NEBRASKA: “Stringfellow approaches Chimney Rock, the Oregon Trail’s most literally named landmark.”

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NEW HAMPSHIRE: “Robert enjoys climbing in the White Mountains for the solitude that only untouched wilderness provides.”

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OHIO: “They may be pests to presidential candidates but kids love living in a swing state.”

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OREGON: “Only organic free-range chickens run amuck at the FreeBird food truck. Just don’t get pecked when you pluck.”

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TENNESSEE: “One can’t help falling in love with a quadruple layer club sandwich.”

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VIRGINIA: “In the navy you can do just what you please.”

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WASHINGTON: “We can only close our eyes using clothespins.”