Lego, Lego, wherefore art thou Lego? (video)

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Some of the works of Shakespeare have now been translated into Lego

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For the weekend that’s in it – the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare – the geniuses at Lego have created a wonderful stop-motion animation of the Bard of Avon’s finest works.

Born in Stratford-upon-Avon in 1564, Shakespeare died on 23 April 1616. During his life, he wrote 38 plays and 154 sonnets, as well as poems and verses, and his works have been translated into every living language.

And now his works have been translated into Lego, complete with some modern twists and humour, including an iPhone and an epic soaring soundtrack.

The YouTube video features interpretations of scenes from some of Shakespeare’s best-known plays.

It features the balcony scene from Romeo and Juliet, frolics in the forest in A Midsummer Night’s Dream and the three witches from Macbeth working out their devious formula over a cauldron.

Enjoy!

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