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SA Partridge

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Literary Lego – the local version

I really like LEGO. Funny, considering I couldn’t stand the stuff as a kid. I was more into My Little Ponies and Care Bears and those little plastic babies whose diapers changed colour in water.

I guess I’m making up for it now. Last year I started messing around with #legostories. I love popping the heads off and switching things around to make scenes. The mini figures may be plastic, but they are so expressive. I had to make some literary versions.

It was only a matter of time till the idea struck to make LEGO stories inspired by South African fiction.

So here are a few LEGO versions of some of my favourite books by local authors and a couple to look forward to this year. I also threw a LEGO version of Sharp Edges into the mix for fun.

Nineveh by Henrietta Rose Innes

Bad Blood by Amanda Coetzee

Water Music by Margie Orford

A Girl Walks into a Bar by Helena S Paige

Emily Green and Me by Kathryn White

Sharp Edges by S.A. Partridge

The Three by Sarah Lotz

Dark Windows by Louis Greenberg

You can see all my LEGO stories on my Tumblr.


Recent comments:

  • <a href="" rel="nofollow">Helen</a>
    January 14th, 2014 @15:31 #

    These are FABULOUS. The one for The Three is outstanding -- best of the best, IMO.


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