Nine-year-old Rebecca Ryan from Seattle thought the summer of 2014 was pretty and warm, not rainy and cold like the reputation of her home town implies. She came up with a craft project to track the daily temperatures in the form of a knitted scarf. She assigned a color to a given temperature range and asked her mother to knit a stripe each day in the correct color.
Homer’s epic poem The Odyssey was to retold by VirtuaLUG – in LEGO blocks. Their incredible 300-square-foot layout features numerous scenes from Odysseus’ 10-year adventure. The scenes include but are by no means limited to:
Circe’s Island. By Millie McKenzie; image via The Brothers Brick.
Hall of Hades. By Lee Jones, Leo J. and Adam Reed Tucker; image via The Brothers Brick.
Mount Olympus. By Bart Larrow; image via The Brothers Brick.
For over 25 years, Michael Paul Smith has been creating scale models of vintage cars and staging photos of them. His photos use the real world, ginormous as it is compared to the models, as a background. Mr. Smith brings his imaginary town, Elgin Park, to life with clever optical illusions and meticulous sets.