Jeff Friesen's LEGO version of British Columbia...

Photographer Jeff Friesen creates LEGO versions of B.C., Canadian provinces

Friesen used LEGO to create scenes and art prints of all Canadian provinces for his 'Great White North' series.

Many of us go to LEGOLAND… but can’t LEGOLAND come to us?

If you’ve ever wanted to see your province created out of that company’s trademark block pieces, Nova Scotia-based artist and photographer Jeff Friesen has put together his ‘Great White North’ series, a part of Friesen’s “The Brick Fantastic”.

His print of British Columbia (*above) shows off our province’s intimate stereotypes – the trees, the ocean, the mountains, the Totems, and “a magical harvest”.

(*All of Friesen’s prints are available on his website, Jeff-Friesen.com, via PayPal.)

Photos of the Great White North’s LEGO-built provinces are below, followed by a few of my personal favourites from Friesen’s American States collection.

Alberta

“Oil’s well that ends well.”

Alberta LEGO

Manitoba

“Last outpost of the non-ironic moustache. Since Manitobans won’t pay retail for anything this print is marked down $1. Now just giv’er and buy one already.”

Manitoba LEGO

New Brunswick

“If you don’t like the water level just wait five minutes.”

New Brunswick LEGO

Newfoundland

“Come-from-aways learn that being screeched-in is worse next morning when you figure out your pillow is a haddock.”

Newfoundland LEGO

Nova Scotia

“That’s some good kitchen party, yuhp!”

Nova Scotia LEGO

Ontario

“Boardrooms of Canada echo with the call of the Great White North.”

Ontario LEGO

Prince Edward Island

“Presented full size in Lego. Just kidding!”

Prince Edward Island LEGO

Quebec

“It really is a distinct society.”

Quebec LEGO

Saskatchewan

“Inspired by the Snowbirds he once watched from below, now Strawman sweeps the skies of crows.”

Saskatchewan LEGO

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Alabama

“Roll tide! Just restrain yourself from rolling a tailgate party onto the playing field.”

Alabama LEGO

Alaska

“Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Fish for a man and he is food for a week. -From Abominable Quotes by Shaggy Bonespitter”

Alaska LEGO

Arizona

“Good fences make good neighbors?”

Arizona LEGO

Colorado

“Head ‘em up, move ‘em out, send ‘em down…the famous snowboard wranglers of Aspen.”

Colorado LEGO

Delaware

“Inspired by the title of Emanuel Leutze’s famous painting, Washington Crosses ‘The Delaware.'”

Delaware LEGO

Florida

“Reptilian life-forms rule the beaches of Florida. Luckily, most are slow moving.”

Florida LEGO

Georgia

“As it turns out Rhett Butler and Scarlet O’Hara’s passion for one another was easily doused by local firefighters.”

Georgia LEGO

Hawaii

“Sometimes extreme surfing is more about the board than the wave.”

Hawaii LEGO

Louisiana

“A Mardi Gras float is only as good as its clean-up crew.”

Louisiana LEGO

Maine

“If you find yourself in a pinch here just rub the swollen area with Moxie.”

Maine LEGO

New Mexico

“People tend to shy away from probing questions in the land of enchantment.”

New Mexico LEGO

Oregon

“Only organic free-range chickens run amuck at the FreeBird food truck. Just don’t get pecked when you pluck.”

Oregon LEGO

Utah

“Delicate arches and delicate noggins collide in the Utah backcountry.”

Utah LEGO

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