LEGO memes are in abundance, but not many of them surface more often that the idea that stepping on a LEGO brick is painful. One of the best-known iterations of this meme is a comic that’s been making the rounds on the internet for years featuring a brick-general giving training to other brick-soldiers gathered around a plan of attack diagramming the human foot.
If you’re a fan of LEGO, chances are good that you’ve seen it at some point in time and probably even had it shared with you more than once. But did you ever stop to think, who created this? Well, perhaps I’m more inquisitive than most, but that’s what piqued my interest. So let me share with you the journey of discovery that I took…
Builder Didier Burtin shows that your LEGO bricks causing great foot pain was their devious plan the whole time, with his brick-built interpretation of the meme. Didier’s build is my favorite of all the physically built versions I’ve seen, especially with the shape of the foot in the diagram.
Tread carefully. These bricks are most painful when you least expect them.
The “Trash Doves” sticker set is a strange phenomenon that erupted across Facebook quite suddenly as a meme during the week of Valentines Day, starting in Thailand and soon spreading across the globe. In Thailand ‘nok’ is the word for “bird” – and is supposedly also associated with unrequited love. And now it has been transposed into brick form thanks to Wen Yeh Ng. I’m still perplexed by all this, so I’m not going to try to figure it out; I’ll just wait for the next one to come along and bewilder me!
We all know that Iain Heath of The Living Brick is the master of capturing the latest moments in pop-culture history in LEGO. But I would posit that he has gone too far!
Apparently, there was some sort of awards show for motion-picture musicals or something recently. Proving that the event I had never heard of before was indeed supposed to be family-centric, the daughter (age 20) of “Achy Breaky Heart” singer Billy Ray Cyrus danced while the son (age 36) of the dad from Growing Pains sang a popular song. I’m told by multiple people on the Internet that the problem was that these two children of beloved celebrity parents did not act like the pure-hearted children that they should be!
I have not brought myself to watch any video footage of the atrocity inflicted on the world (on par with the worst things happening elsewhere on the planet), but I’m told that I should find the whole thing distasteful. I’m shocked and saddened that an upstanding member of the LEGO building community would stoop so low. After all, these are children’s toys. Think of the children, Iain! The children!
At the end of the day, it doesn’t matter that shark week is over. Or that millions of cats everywhere do housework atop a Roomba. What does matter is that the internet loved it and therefore Iain Heath (Ochre Jelly) MUST build it. It’s not like he’s done that before or anything.
And, because no cat video meme build is complete without the video, you can see Roomba-Shark-Cat in action:
While Roomba-Shark-Cat is pretty spot on with the attitude and pose of a cat in a costume, I adore the duck.
The inimitable Iain Heath, (Ochre Jelly)
haz has done it again. He deftly created this spot on model of Tard, the cat seen in the Grumpy Cat Meme. The likeness is really incredible, and not easy to pull off with bricks. Most notably, I like how he made the eyes using transparent light blue dishes.
Not much explanation is needed…just that this creation by H.Y. Leung (Mr. Attacki) is awesome.
Ochre Jelly, Y U no build crappy MOCs so others don’t look bad?
Joris Blok combines the viral Nyan Cat with our favorite plastic toy. I’m surprised the universe hasn’t imploded.