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A Funny Look at America, Using LEGO Minifigs

In his book 50 States of Lego, photographer Jeff Friesen takes a comical yet artful look at the building blocks of America, one state at a time. Here are some of our favorites.

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New York

New YorkJeff Friesen
"Give me your tired, your poor, your creamy masses of tartar sauce." —Jeff Friesen


TennesseeJeff Friesen
"One can’t help falling in love with a quadruple layer club sandwich." —JF


ArizonaJeff Friesen
"Good fences make good neighbors?" —JF

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MassachusettsJeff Friesen
"The British are coming! That much was obvious to Paul Revere." —JF

South Dakota

South DakotaJeff Friesen
"A chance encounter provides inspiration for large scale sculpture in the Black Hills." —JF


KansasJeff Friesen
"There’s no place like home, but if your home is frequently blown aloft it helps to wear a parachute indoors." —JF

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GeorgiaJeff Friesen
"As it turns out Rhett Butler and Scarlet O’Hara’s passion for one another was easily doused by local firefighters." —JF


WisconsinJeff Friesen
"After jumping the shark Arthur Fonzarelli limited his outdoor activities to helping with the traditional Wisconsin cheese harvest." —JF


CaliforniaJeff Friesen
"Moonbeam’s mellow is never harshed by her Fruitfly brand compost-powered tri-scoot." —JF

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OregonJeff Friesen
"Only organic free-range chickens run amuck at the FreeBird food truck. Just don’t get pecked when you pluck." —JF


IllinoisJeff Friesen
"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." —JF


TexasJeff Friesen
"Rounding up little doggies who have lost their way." —JF

See all 50 of Jeff's States of LEGO here.

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