Are you ready to see the best picture 2011 Oscar nominees as you’ve never seen them before — in Lego form. Using just the colorful plastic building blocks and his imagination, artist Alex Eylar has reinterpreted scenes from each of the 10 Oscar nominated films for 2011 Best Picture. Some of them are easy to guess, others aren’t quite so obvious, but they’re all darn cool.
There’s a mini Lego version of James Franco staring down at his severed arm in “127 Hours” movie, a tiny Natalie Portman looking terrified as her evil alter ego glares back in the mirror in “Black Swan” movie, a frustrated Colin Firth attempting to give the king’s speech, a Lego’s Jesse Eisenberg as Mark Zuckerberg in “The Social Network” movie and etc.
“It was film that inspired the Lego hobby, in a way. If you watch enough good movies, you see scenes, shots, compositions, etc that you just have to try,” said Alex Eylar to UK’s Daily Mail, who previously re-imagined “The Shining,” “Psycho” and “Pulp Fiction” in Lego form. “Out of the scenes I’ve built so far, ‘Inception’ is my favorite. The rotating hallway was a neat challenge and a big visual payoff, and that’s the kind of thing I aim for.” [Alex Eylar/Flickr via CNN]