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 2011 – troubled 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 2011 – US 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 2011 – Barack Obama, appears with Angela Merkel, played down the prospect of a double-dip recession
The Guardian on Flickr says: July 2011 – Rupert 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 2011 – rioters 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 2011 – fighting 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 2011 – hosts New Zealand beat France in the final of the Rugby World Cup
The Guardian on Flickr says: October 2011 – tributes were paid across the web to Steve Jobs, co-founder of Apple, who died aged 56
The Guardian on Flickr says: November 2011 – 11/11/11 remembered
The Guardian on Flickr says: November 2011 – the image of the pepper spraying cop at a protest in California sparked a series of online memes, as Xeni Jardin explains