Literary Characters

I’ve been focusing on vignettes for a while, but this weekend I thought I’d try building a bunch of new minifigs.

Here’s the crew of the Pequod from Herman Melville’s Moby Dick:

(A note on Captain Ahab: This minifig is an essentially unmodified Hovercraft Pilot from 7045 Hovercraft Hideout. The head even has a scar that spans his face, just as Melville describes. I almost think the designer at LEGO had Captain Ahab in mind when developing this minifig.)

Here’s the title character from Daniel Defoe’s Robinson Crusoe:

And links to several more:

  • Philip Marlowe from Raymond Chandler’s series of detective novels
  • Henry Fleming (“The Youth”) from Stephen Crane’s The Red Badge of Courage
  • Santiago (the title character) from Ernest Hemingway’s The Old Man and the Sea
  • Winston and Julia from George Orwell’s 1984 (my favorite book)
  • Jim and Huck from Mark Twain’s The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
  • Billy Pilgrim from Kurt Vonnegut’s Slaughterhouse-Five
  • More to come soon.