Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Albert Einstein

In addition to being Pi Day, March 14 is also Albert Einstein's birthday. Einstein is easily the most recognizable scientist of the 20th century. His theory of relativity helped move us from Newtonian physics into the modern era. He received the 1921 Nobel in physics for his work on the photoelectric effect, but more broadly on all of his work in physics. He helped start the Manhattan Project by signing a letter to President Roosevelt about the potentially devastating nature of atomic bombs. Since he is such a key figure, and also so recognizable, he has been the inspiration for a great number of LEGO renditions. Here are just a handful of ones I found.

This mosaic (by who?) was on display at BrickWorld this past weekend.

Arthur and Laura Sigg built this mosaic.

Here's a miniland version by Annie1.

This huge sculpture is found in Legoland Florida (and there are similar sculptures at other Legolands as well).

There are tons of other LEGO Einsteins out there, but I'll save them for another time. Maybe next year's birthday.

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