Author Eoin's Lego makeover

Published 22/09/2015 | 00:00

Above: Eoin and Artemis Fowl characters as created in Lego. Right: The real Eoin Colfer.
Above: Eoin and Artemis Fowl characters as created in Lego. Right: The real Eoin Colfer.
Above: Eoin and Artemis Fowl characters as created in Lego. Right: The real Eoin Colfer.

WEXFORD author Eoin Colfer has been immortalised as a Lego character by one of his biggest fans, Brazilian photographer Danny Mainzer.

'Danny Mainzer has turned me into a Lego character with two of my favourite Artemis characters. A dream come true,' said Eoin on social media in a comment posted next to the picture of him and two of his own creations also cast as Lego characters, complete with a tie and natty chalk stripe blue suit

Explaining his motivation, Mainzer said:

'I love when I have to make a photo with Lego based on a series that changed my life so much. So here is a present for @eoincolfer who brought to the world this magical and amazing world of #ArtemisFowl.' 'Here it is, you and your lovely characters together. Hope you like it,' said the photographer in a posting to Eoin.

Danny has taken it upon himself to painstakingly select Lego pieces, and reconstruct various 'Artemis Fowl' scenes from across the books!

He grew up reading Artemis adventures, saying they totally inspired him when he was a teenager and 'quite depressive at the time'.

'Artemis helped me see color in life again and since then I always wanted to say thanks to Eoin to present the world this mesmerising characters that accompained me through my growth until now. So I mixed up my three favorites things in one: Artemis + Lego + Photography and that's the way that I can say thanks to him.'

Eoin could not be reached for comment on his new incarnation.

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