Joseph Conrad’s book, Heart of Darkness, is heavy, provocative, controversial, and rife with symbolism. Legos are whimsical, colorful, playful, and hurt like hell when you step on them. The two don’t exactly go together … until now.
Our Book of the Week author, Kevin McMillin, has illustrated Heart of Darkness using Legos. And thanks to U.S. copyright laws and the concept of public domain, this version is not only entertaining; it’s also totally legal to use the text. Don’t believe me? Here’s what Mark Twain had to say about it.
Kevin, we have so many questions. Why Heart of Darkness? How long did it take you? Do you go to BrickFest? What’s your day job and do they know about your storytelling-through-Lego talents? Congratulations, you and your creative concept seriously earned Book of the Week.
Gone With the Wind? Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas? The Da Vinci Code? Pet Sematary? Which literary masterpiece do you want to see depicted in Legos?