Mike Stimpson, from Birmingham, recreates some of last century's most famous images using Lego.

His next project will be a recreation of Argentina's infamous "Hand of God" goal against England in the 1986 World Cup...

Lego Legends: It's child's play to recreate iconic images

3rd April 2008
Daily Mail

They are some of the most famous images of the last century. Few, however, would have thought of recreating them in Lego.

Amateur photographer Mike Stimpson used the children's toy to replicate the poses and then shot them in black and white, just like many of the originals.

Don't Lego of that girder now lads: The recreated image of workmen taking a break

The dizzying shot of Rockefeller Centerís construction was taken by Charles C. Ebbets

His portfolio includes a version of the iconic picture of workmen on a girder atop the Rockefeller Centre in New York, and one of a sailor kissing his girl in Times Square on VJ Day in 1945.

Another shows a pro-democracy demonstrator standing in front of a row of Chinese tanks in Tiananmen Square in 1989.

Mr Stimpson, 33, a computer programmer from Birmingham, said: "The photos have to have certain properties.

The kiss: The VJ smooch and the Lego version

"Close-ups are no good as Lego people are always grinning and photos with thousands of people are no good because I don't have that much Lego.

"It doesn't actually take that much time to do, it is getting the idea that takes the time."

His next project will be a recreation of Maradona's "hand of God" goal against England in the 1986 World Cup.

Taking on the tanks: The actual protest and the Lego version of Tiananmen Square in 1989