I have been slowly collecting the LEGO® Movie 2 Minifigure series. Among the first characters to enter my collection were all of the Wizard of Oz themed Minifigures. I watched the Wizard of Oz numerous times when I was a kid, and I could see lots of photography opportunities with these Minigs. I posted a couple of shots already a few weeks back in my Minifigure Monday posts, one of which also featured the Wicked Witch of the West from LEGO® Dimensions. This week, I have LEGO-fied one of the movie posters.
I actually spent a whole day building a LEGO® brick scene to use in my poster for this project. I put quite a bit of detail into it. I included a corn field for the Scarecrow, a foresty scene with a tree trunk for the Tin Man, a poppy field for Dorothy, and a darker, deeper area of the woods for the Cowardly Lion. I tried to simulate some rolling hills, and even build a miniature Emerald City for the background. After all of that work, I took a bunch of pictures, started editing them into the poster, and most of the details were cropped out… So, I have added a few extra pics below to show some of the details that worked so long on, but that did not make the final cut.
I once went a little crazy on the Pick-And-Build wall at the LEGO® Store with round, lime green, 1×1 bricks. While I maintain that I do have a permanent use for them in mind, they also found a temporary use as corn stalks in this Oz scene. The corn cobs themselves as just stacks of round, yellow, 1×1 plates sitting on top of the new-ish “plant with plate” 1×1 element. Other stalks are just topped with a typical flower stem piece.
My forest scene was built up of round, 2×2 bricks in brown and grey to simulate tree trunks. Each stack had limb elements built into it at varying heights to simulate foliage. The darkest corner, where the Cowardly Lion is pictured above, also had sea grass pieces hanging down from the trees to give it a creepier, viney look.
My Tin Man was photographed at the edge of the dark forest, where smaller trees grow next to the Yellow Brick Road. I placed him next to an old LEGO® stump that hearkens back to the Western sets of the ’90s. But, without further ado, my LEGO-fied poster of the month is…
I hope you enjoyed my little journey to Oz. As always, feel free to leave your thoughts in the comments below. Also, if you like the content at True North Bricks, I would love it if you followed me here on WordPress (click the “follow” option in the menu at the bottom of the page), Facebook, Pinterest, or Twitter for regular updates.
Until next time,
5 thoughts on “LEGO-fied: Wizard of Oz”
cool. to get the oz characters do you just buy random packs of minifigs and hope for the best?
Thank you! Actually, if spend a little time feeling the packages (and ignoring odd looks from strangers), you can pretty easily identify which characters are in the bags. For Dorothy, feel for Toto. Dorothy’s hair is also rubbery and bends easily. The Tin Man can be found by feeling for his funnel shaped hat and ax. The Lion is easiest to distinguish by its mane. It has a tail too, but so does one of the other characters in the series, so you have to be careful. The Scarecrow I found because he has a unique hat. If you feel the hat as well as his certificate (a flat tile), then you’ve got him for sure.
good advice, with my luck I’ll get a purple crayon instead of the Scarecrow:)
LOL – well, good luck anyway.
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