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Teen creates Nazi Holocaust in Lego for history project

A British teenager has created a timeline for the Holocaust using Lego for a school project. It will be put on display for younger students
A British teenager has created a timeline for the Holocaust using Lego for a school project. It will be put on display for younger students Flickr/ Fithboy

A BRITISH teenager has pain-stakingly created a Lego timeline of Nazi Holocaust for a school project.

The 16-year-old schoolboy published a suite of images from the project, which covers Adolf Hitler's rise to power in 1933 through to his eventual defeat and death in 1945.

An image from the high schooler's Lego project, representing the opening of the Auschwitz concentration camp in 1941.
An image from the high schooler's Lego project, representing the opening of the Auschwitz concentration camp in 1941. Flick/ Fithboy


The scenes were created by a teenager with the username "fithboy" on news-sharing website Reddit.

When asked if he thought using Lego could risk trivialising the horror of the Holocaust and World War Two, he said: 

"Although that may be the case, it certainly draws attention to it," he said.

"When on the wall, a big bright timeline will draw far more interest than a greyscale poster with lots of writing."

The pieces used are from legitimate Lego sets, with the only custom work done for Hitler's moustache.

Hiter's moustache was the only change made to the Lego blocks
Hiter's moustache was the only change made to the Lego blocks Flickr/ Fithboy

 

The teenager said the teacher loved the project, and his mother was happy to see something recognisable in his Lego artwork, even if it was a swastika. 

His other work includes recreating iconic film scenes, most recently from the Star Wars films.
 

Check out his full project by clicking below (best viewed in full screen)

More of his Lego artwork can be found here.

 

 

Topics:  editors picks lego offbeat


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