Tag Archives: Clown

We all float down here, Georgie

With their exaggerated features and over-the-top antics, clowns can inadvertently scare children and more than a few adults, rather than entertain them. Couple this with the notion that, prone to depression, alcoholism and criminal misconduct, real-life clowns can sometimes be an unsavory lot. If that doesn’t give you just a touch of Coulrophobia already then leave it to Stephen King to hammer that fear into the rest of us when he wrote It in 1986. Tim Curry first frightened television viewers in 1990 when he gave Pennywise the Clown a savage, sneering malevolence and a Bronx accent in ABC’s two-part miniseries. In 2017 a new generation of moviegoers were scared out of their wits when Bill Skarsgård portrayed a redesigned Pennywise with a childlike curiosity and a seething maliciousness. Now, just in time for It: Chapter 2, City Son recreates Pennywise’s likeness in LEGO.

IT(2019)- Pennywise the Dancing Clown

His signature red balloon and string seems to be the only non-LEGO elements here, but red puff balls adorn his Shakespearean outfit while what we commonly call “cheese slopes” comprise his Elizabethan ruffle collar. The whole getup sort of implies he’s been doing this evil clown gig far longer than any of us has been alive. A closer look at his mug shows that a hot dog makes up his sinister smile while several horns in red and white and a flower denote his make-up design.

IT(2019)- Pennywise the Dancing Clown

If you haven’t seen the movies or read the book, I don’t want to spoil much for you, but you can file this next bit under good general advice and not so much a spoiled plot point: if a clown tries to lure you into a sewer with him, it is probably best you don’t go. And now you know.

But what if it’s just some crazy guy in a clown suit?

In anticipation of the latest screen adaptation of Stephen King’s classic coulrophobia-inducing book IT, builder Tim Lydy has crafted this wonderfully creepy bust of Pennywise the dancing clown. Guess I won’t be sleeping tonight! I also love the added touch of the brick-built origami sailboat.

I think Tim might be a bit of an IT fan, as this isn’t the first time he’s rendered these characters in LEGO. Check out his “adorable” Brickheadz versions too. We all float down here. (shudder)

What’s in the box?! Pop goes the weasel...

Ok, so this clown is actually about as non-creepy as clowns gets (which is to say it’s still a little creepy), but it’s a great design by Logey Bear. The ruffled collar made from robot arms is a great technique, and the rubber bands forming the mouth give this clown a sock-puppet vibe.

Jack the Master of Mischief

“Hey hey, kids! We’re going to the greatest place on earth: Tijuana! Uuuggghhhh...”

Well Simpsons LEGO is clearly red hot right now. Hmmm, I can’t think why! And Jimmy Fortel (6kyubi6) doesn’t miss a beat with this studs hidden model of everyone’s favorite wreck of an entertainer, Krusty the Clown.

Jimmy also noticed an obvious – and rather uncharacteristic – error in Andrew Lee‘s sculpture that we featured earlier today, and has dutifully corrected it. Thank you, Jimmy!