I don't think y'all are ready for this. Romanian artist Mihai Mihu spent SEVEN months recreating the nine circles of Hell from the Divine Comedy. He used almost 40,000 legos. Essentially, I now idealize him.
Here's some of my favorites.
Circle IV (Prodigal and Miserly)
Circle V (Innocent)
Circle VII (Violence)
Circle VIII (Fraudulence)
All of these pieces represent modern interpretations of The Divine Comedy, as opposed to the visual art pieces we looked at from Blake, Dore, ect. I think it also proves the timelessness of The Divine Comedy, and literature in general, just like we see from Sam's post about iDante. I think it's amazing how contemporary artists draw inspiration from artist from previous generations, like how Mihu is representing Dante's work through modern techniques (lego building). It makes me wonder if students of the future will be interpreting Mihu's collection in regards to Dante's work, just as we've done with Dore and Blake. It's funny to think that is a couple hundred years legos will be a thing of the past and contemporary to them will be like holograms or something cooler.