5 Scenes From Netflix Shows Recreated as LEGOs, From “The Queen’s Gambit” to “Bridgerton”
Like puzzles, LEGO sales soared during the course of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The importance of streaming, too, requires no explanation, becoming a quarantine cornerstone. Following the success of Disney villain homes reimagined as Polly Pockets, TheToyZone has debuted a new project that combines these two pandemic phenomenons: scenes from original Netflix TV shows, reimagined in LEGO form. The team used specialized software with a complete library of LEGO bricks and effects to render the 3D recreations, incorporating rare pieces and non-bricks for some (the “Bridgerton” scene, for example, features illuminated plant pieces to conjure fireworks).
TheToyZone thus reimagined pivotal scenes from “The Queen’s Gambit,” “Russian Doll,” and more Netflix originals. Also included: a brick count. Use the arrows to slide for LEGO reveals below.
“The Queen’s Gambit”
214 bricks: Embattled chess champion Beth Harmon (Anya Taylor-Joy) faces off against chess prodigy Benny Watts (Thomas Brodie-Sangster) in this tournament scene from “The Queen’s Gambit,” a miniseries about an orphan who grapples with addiction in her quest to become the best chess player in the world.
1,380 bricks: Zoo operator (and now, convicted felon) Joe Exotic sits atop a throne in this regal scene from “Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness,” a docuseries that explores the world of big cat breeding and the eccentric folks who inhabit it.
2,141 bricks: The Duke of Hastings (Regé-Jean Page) and Daphne Bridgerton (Phoebe Dynevor) dance at a ball to give the illusion that they are an item in this scene from “Bridgerton,” a romance drama that follows the elite Bridgerton family in Regency-era London as they enter the marriage market.
2,921 bricks: Queen Elizabeth II (Olivia Colman) prepares for the annual Trooping the Colour ceremony in this opener scene from “The Crown,” a period drama that chronicles the life of Queen Elizabeth and co. from the 1940s to modern day.
407 bricks: Nadia (Natasha Lyonne) re-arrives in her friend Maxine’s (Greta Lee) bathroom again (and again and again) each time she dies and returns to life in this scene from “Russian Doll,” a “Groundhog Day”-esque dark comedy that follows a woman who gets caught in an endless loop of dying at the end of the same day, only to wake up alive and well.