Review of 2011 in LEGO

Last year was pretty epic and eventful in terms of news. Riots kicked off nation-wide, protests happened on both sides of the pond, media mogul scandals were taken to court and notorious warlords taken down. These news highlights from the past twelve months have cleverly been given the awesome LEGO treatment, photographed and uploaded onto Flickr. The Guardian on Flickr have curated 2011′s most defining moments in LEGO, month-by-month.

Here we start with the Royal Wedding back in April 2011, as well-wishers and media gather to watch the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge aka Kate and Wills’ ‘first’ kiss on the balcony at Buckingham Palace. Check out the rest of the year below.

The Guardian on Flickr says: March 2011troubled star Charlie Sheen was fired from American sitcom Two and a Half Men after he rejected requests by its broadcast network to enter rehabilitation

The Guardian on Flickr says: May 2011US president Barack Obama and his national security team were picture in a now famous photo watching the mission to kill Osama bin Laden unfold in real time

The Guardian on Flickr says: June 2011Barack Obama, appears with Angela Merkel, played down the prospect of a double-dip recession

The Guardian on Flickr says: July 2011Rupert Murdoch’s wife Wendi Deng blocked him from getting cream-pied during a hearing of a government select committee hearing on phone hacking

The Guardian on Flickr says: August 2011rioters clash with police in London, Birmingham and Manchester, as local businesses and buildings are looted and damaged

The Guardian on Flickr says: September 2011 – protesters camped out in Zuccotti Park as part of the Occupy Wall Street movement, sparking copycat demonstrations across the globe

The Guardian on Flickr says: October 2011fighting continues in Libya between anti-Gaddafi forces and loyalists as the rebels mount a massive attack on Gaddafi’s forces in Sirte

The Guardian on Flickr says: October 2011hosts New Zealand beat France in the final of the Rugby World Cup

The Guardian on Flickr says: October 2011tributes were paid across the web to Steve Jobs, co-founder of Apple, who died aged 56

The Guardian on Flickr says: November 201111/11/11 remembered

The Guardian on Flickr says: November 2011the image of the pepper spraying cop at a protest in California sparked a series of online memes, as Xeni Jardin explains

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