Wednesday, January 6, 2010

LEGO Bowtie one on

I've seen minifig earrings and cufflinks in person, but I've yet to meet someone who is rocking a LEGO belt buckle or bowtie -- but if the latest fashion trends are any indication, it's just a matter of time.

The New York Daily News profiled Dee and Ricky (click through just for the joy that is the oversized Russian winter hat that Ricky is wearing indoors) Jackson -- fashion designers whose stock and trade is creating accessories out of LEGO bricks.

Their story is what makes LEGO products so endearing -- that the brothers from Staten Island were able to change their lives through their own imaginations. The article ends on one of the finest quotes I've read in a while:

"It's easier than dealing drugs. We are flipping bricks -- Lego bricks."

Image via Brooklynyall.

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