Is that a plastic quiff? Stars such as Marilyn Monroe, Freddie Mercury and Morrissey get the Lego treatment

By Sam Taylor

Everyone remembers playing with Lego as a kid – no doubt even celebrities.

And now a whole list of stars are being recreated in Lego form, with everyone from Marilyn Monroe to Morrissey getting the treatment. Yes, that means a Lego quiff…

The world-famous Little Artists are selling limited edition framed prints of how The Smiths frontman, Alan Turing, Freddie Mercury and many others would look if they were made of Lego.

The portraits are part of the ‘Cultural Icons Series’ and cost £275 each; 10% from every sale is donated to the Terrence Higgins Trust in support of World Aids Day on December 1.

A spokesperson for The Little Artists said: “We are passionate about the legacies of the pioneering cultural icons featured in this portrait series, and believe that it’s essential that their lives and work continued to be recognised and celebrated.

“We’re proud to be supporting World Aids Day and helping Terrence Higgins Trust to continue their important work.”

Also on sale are A3 posters of Marilyn Monroe and the Pet Shop Boys at just £7 each, £1 from every sale in November will be donated to the Terrence Higgins Trust.

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Genevieve Edwards, Director of Fundraising at the Terrence Higgins Trust, said: “For the Little Artists to have chosen us to benefit from these prints, we’re more than a little excited.”

She said the funds raised will go towards projects that will prevent the spreading of HIV and support people already living with the virus.

“With World AIDS Day approaching, and the festive season just round the corner, there couldn’t be a more fitting time for these wonderful prints to go on sale. I’ve already got Freddie Mercury on my Christmas list,” she added.

The Little Artists have been making art with Lego since 1994 and their work has featured in Vogue and The Guardian among others.

Their work has also been exhibited all across Europe, New York and Singapore.

Some of the Lego portraits, including Morrissey and Bradley Wiggins, will be on show in a Comme Ca Art group exhibition at the Lowry Hotel.

The exhibition will run from Thursday 29 November until Tuesday 22 January 2013 with a preview on November 29 between 6–8pm.

10% of all sales at the exhibition will also go to the Terrence Higgins Trust.

For further details and about prints visit or for more information about the work of the Terrence Higgins Trust, visit

Photos courtesy of Little Artist, with thanks.

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