Geeks Everywhere Drool with Envy at Pop-Culture Portraits Made with Lego Bricks (PHOTOS)

What do you get when you combine a self-described professional geek, toy photographer, old-school gamer, and Lego builder? A nerd’s Nirvana.

Halifax, Nova Scotia-based author, illustrator, and photographer Chris McVeigh excels at all things clever and quirky — often creating comical pictures using everything from actions figures to backyard wildlife. Kind of like a 12-year-old with an excellent imagination, only more sophisticated and with cooler toys.

Legos, in particular, have long been a source of inspiration for McVeigh, and after he saw other artists such as Karen Hallion, Bamboota and The Atomic Rocket “having great fun doing marker sketches,” he thought he’d also “get in on the action.” He says he had so much fun making a few Lego pop-culture portraits that he made an entire series of them (that we first saw on

The combination of Lego bricks and Star Wars, Batman, and other legendary film and comic book characters? Epic geekery.

Take a look:

  • Lego Brick Portraits 1 of 13

    Made by professional geek, Chris McVeigh

  • Cookie Monster 2 of 13

    C is for Cookie

  • Futurama 3 of 13

    Bite my shiny plastic ___.

  • Batman 4 of 13

    Beware the Batman

  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle 5 of 13


  • Star Wars: Stormtrooper 6 of 13

    The Empire's Finest

  • Star Wars: R2-D2 7 of 13

    Bleep bloop

  • Adventure Time 8 of 13


  • Pacific Rim 9 of 13

    Today we are canceling the apocalypse.

  • Pikachu 10 of 13

    I choose you.

  • G.I. Joe: Cobra 11 of 13

    Head of the Snake

  • Transformers 12 of 13

    It's prime time.

  • The Man in the Iron Mask 13 of 13

    For more awesome Lego brick portraits and other assorted geekery, visit Chris McVeigh's website.


All photos used with permission from Chris McVeigh

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