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These creative Lego Instagram accounts prove that Legos are not just for kids. Follow these AFOLs (adult fans of Lego) for some great inspiration!
For generations, Lego bricks have fueled the imagination of both children and adults alike. For many of us, some of our fondest childhood memories involve our Lego creations. And I know more than a few people, my boyfriend included, who think that one of the biggest perks of parenthood is being able to play again with Lego, guilt-free.
Today, Lego is the biggest toy company in the world, beating even Barbie on sales. So it’s not surprising that Time Magazine has ranked Lego in the first place of its list of the most influential toys of all time.
In Instagram, Lego fans have an ideal outlet to display their fantasy worlds. And just like in any realm of the Instagram universe, there are many different ways to do photos with Lego. For all of you brick lovers out there, I’ve prepared a small selection that I hope you’ll enjoy. These are my favorite Lego Instagram accounts.
Top Lego Instagram Accounts
Helsinki-based illustrator and photographer Vesa Lehtimäki has been designing Lego scenes for years. His work mostly revolves around big blockbuster movies, such as Star Wars, Lord of the Rings and Indiana Jones. As you can see, his photography has a strong cinematic quality that makes him stand out among the rest.
Based in Paris, Julien is a 30-year-old engineer who in his spare time puts together creative little scenes with a variety of Lego characters. We love seeing these tiny figures having adventures in the big wide world! You can see more of his photography on his website.
Sarah Beyer is an AFOL from Sweden who builds architectural models made entirely out of Lego. Her houses feature sober tones, clean minimalist furniture, and lots of plants. The degree of details in her creations is simply astonishing. I kind of want to move in into one of these!
Based in Vancouver (Canada), Blake’s Lego photography is all about deconstruction. His images are colorful flat-lay compositions featuring disassembled characters and accessories.
Eat My Bricks is an artistic photography project by two dads based in Dresden, Germany. Their images are not only beautiful and very creative, but they can also be thought-provoking, highlighting some of our world’s plights.
Canadian artist Ekow Nimako creates epic Lego sculptures. Some of them are pretty big and are built using tens of thousands of Lego pieces! They are really something to be seen, so if you ever get the chance, do not miss it!
Formerly known as Ogle my Lego, Four Bricks Tall is a great resource for anyone looking to improve their Lego photography. Besides posting inspiring photos on Instagram, she shares useful how-to tips and behind-the-scenes information on her blog.
One of the top Lego photographers in Korea, @lee_je_hyung photos are very creative and capture diverse Star Wars characters in funny situations. This is definitely a nice addition to our Instagram feed!
Lukas Wiecek is a self-described professional geek from Poland. Besides running a dance studio, he loves everything related to comics, Star Wars, and gadgets. His fascination with Lego started many years ago. However, he only got into photographing blocks and figures about three years ago, when a friend of his started posting Lego Photos on Instagram.
Kanesan Nathan is a mobile photographer based in Canberra (Australia) who likes to take his Lego characters out in the real world. After he was featured by Instagram as a suggested user, he became one of the most popular Lego accounts out there.
However, what is most inspiring about this Instagram account is not its awesome composition or vibrant colors. The best thing about @legojacker‘s photos are the captions where he draws attention to the plights of people and different worthy causes from around the world.
Based in Aspen, Colorado, this tiny adventurer is the ultimate ski bum. When he’s not tearing down the slopes in winter, @legoskierbro is going on adventures with his girlfriend, legoskierbabe, and his pup, legodog. This Lego Instagram account is all about outdoor adventures and that’s why we love it!
Craig and Lindsey, originally from Scotland, are a globe-trotting pair currently based in Australia. They are better known as Lego Travellers. They started their adventure as a tiny brick couple on a round-the-world adventure. A year ago they welcomed their baby boy into the world and now they chronicle their lives as a small brick family of three.
Mr. Brick’s Instagram account is a dream for movie fans. He recreates some of the most epic scenes from movies and TV shows. As a Game of Thrones fan, I particularly like his Character Progression shots, in which he features different characters from the show and their evolution in it. Can you guess from which movies are the scenes below?
New York-based artist Nathan Sawaya (a.k.a. The Brick Artist) builds three-dimensional sculptures and mosaics from Lego bricks. His works are truly astonishing, Sawaya has taken the art of Lego building to new heights. For a chance to see some of his current and future exhibitions, check here.
So there you have them! If you like any of these Igers’ galleries, don’t be shy and follow them :) Also, check out our other posts on the Best of Instagram series:
- Cool iPhone-Only Accounts to Follow
- Inspiring Minimalist Users to Follow
- The Dutch Edition
- Creative Masters
- The Brazilian Edition
- Top Instagramers to Follow for Adventure Seekers
- 12 Instagrammers that Will Make You Fall in Love with New York
This post was first published on December 19th, 2014.
Do you follow any awesome Lego Instagram accounts that you’d like to recommend? Leave us a comment and let us know!