LEGO-Inspired Pride and Prejudice and Zombies
The LEGO Batman Movie, written by our own Seth Grahame-Smith, is in theaters tomorrow! You may recognize Seth from a little best seller called Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. To celebrate, Kristen from My Friends Are Fiction created a mashup of LEGO and the cover of PPZ. Now that's rad!
If this doesn't make you want to see The LEGO Batman Movie while silmutaneously reading PPZ, we don't know what will. (But really, don't do that. One at a time, friends.)
Make sure to check out Kristen's other awesome covers over on her site. Enjoy!
Posted by Quirk Books Staff
Books We’d Like to See Get the LEGO Movie Treatment
[Movie still from The Lego Batman Movie, DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. Animation]
With The LEGO Batman Movie hitting theatres this week, we started wondering what other books would thrive under this specific adaptation treatment. After all, Batman started as a book too. And we’d be willing to bet that when DC Comics introduced Batman as a character in 1939, the furthest thing from their mind was a reimagining of their superhero using the interlocking bricks Danish toymakers were experimenting with. (Yeah yeah. We’re a bunch of pop culture history nerds. What did you expect?) Without further ado, here are four books that we’d love to see get the LEGO movie treatment.
Posted by Danielle Mohlman
Quirk Corral: Turn Your Instagram Feed Into a Coloring Book, and Other Oddities
[Image Credit: Comic Book Resources]
Get ready for a new batch of the freshest bookish, geeky, and crafty links that the internet has to offer. This week you can join the adult coloring craze by transforming your Instagram feed into a customized book or practice yelling some fantastic literary quotes. Most importantly, make sure you have the best week ever.
Posted by Jennifer Morell
7 Expandable Bookcases for Your Ever-Expanding Book Collection
Every bookworm has the same dream: an enormous personal library, shelves groaning with beautiful volumes, maybe a rolling ladder or two, and enough space for every book you could ever wish to own.
Instead, the average reader has a home filled with piles of novels, walls covered in shelves, and the frustration of never seeming to have enough space for all your acquisitions. It seems that within days of putting together a new shelving unit, it’s filled to bursting with books you didn’t even entirely realize that you had—and it’s time to head out to pick up yet another set of shelves!
Posted by Rose Moore
Dream Bookish LEGO Sets We Wish We Could Have
(image credit: LEGO)
Seeing the new Doctor Who LEGO sets out in the world has set our minds afire with possbility. If only we could also see these dream LEGO sets in the market as well!
Posted by Kristina Pino
Six Other Works Of Literature Worthy of a LEGO Video Game
I was pretty excited when the announcement regarding the latest LEGO video game dropped back in December. I mean, I already have the fantastic Lord of the Rings LEGO video game, and I adored all of the Harry Potter LEGO video games… but now there's going to be a Hobbit adaptation?
And the LEGO minifig looks like Martin Freeman? YES!
Okay, okay, I get it. The game is more of an adaptation of the movie and not the book. It specifically focuses on the first two films, An Unexpected Journey and The Desolation of Smaug, and chances are the third game will end up being some standalone title or (evil) DLC. But you know what? I'm okay with that.
Because Martin Freeman minifig.
But let's talk about others works of literature that might make for amazing LEGO video games. Because I want them, and because several people have already gone ahead and made projects inspired by these literary masterpieces. Let's go!
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MOBY DICK: A thrilling adventure on the high seas! LEGO minifigs running around a ship, whaling, floating around on rowboats, and oh yeah, chasing after a massive white LEGO whale?
And can you imagine the beautiful brick waves of water? Yes. Yes you can. Let's do this, video game developers.
SHERLOCK HOLMES: Remember when I went crazy over the Martin Freeman minifigs? WELL I'M NOT DONE YET.
Someone went ahead and made Sherlock inspired LEGOs. Let's hire this person to be the designer on the Sherlock Holmes LEGO video game. Do some serious sleuthing around a brick world. Also, more plastic block shaped Martin Freeman.
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THE LAST OF THE MOHICANS: A LEGO video game adaptation of James Fenimore Cooper's classic work of literature? I'd play it. Perhaps, just perhaps, we could get Daniel Day Lewis on board to reprise his role, and provide the voice over for Nathaniel. A boy can dream.
THE ODYSSEY: Someone already went to the (amazing, incredible) trouble of recreating this scene in LEGO, and seriously, the epicness is pretty astounding. Seeing as how Homer's works are frequently getting new films, TV series, and are the inspiration for countless other works, a LEGO video game just feels right, you know?
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THE HUNGER GAMES: I VOLUNTEER! I VOLUNTEER AS LEGO TRIBUTE!
You know, I'm actually really surprised this doesn't exist yet. Maybe it's because the whole teenagers killing teenagers thing wouldn't gel with the whole "rated E for Everybody" ranking LEGO games get. That's probably it. Whatever, I'd play it.
Bonus, watch this trailer done up in LEGOs. Awesome.
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TREASURE ISLAND: Robert Louis Stevenson's classic would make for a great LEGO video game. And LEGO is almost there! There's already a LEGO Treasure Island… although it isn't quite what we're looking for. And there are plenty of pirate playsets. Come on guys, let's do this.
Alright guys, I've gone on long enough. What are some pieces of literature YOU'D like to play as a LEGO video game?
Posted by Eric Smith