Cool Stuff: '2001: A Space Odyssey' LEGO Sculptures

There's a special place in geekdom for fans who have the patience and skill to make Lego versions of their favorite movies. When a fan makes a real life version of a motorcycle or a working lightsaber, that's obviously cool and impressive. But doing something similar in Lego feels so much more difficult. Most of the time there are no blueprints, no instructions, just your memory of the movie, knowledge of what Lego components are available and then the ability to not only find them all, but make them look exactly like what they're doubling. It's remarkable.

And this set might be the best one yet.

After the jump, check out a bunch of images of Lego renditions of scenes and ships from Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey.

The below images were created by Jason Allemann at True Dimensions, via Reddit and IO9. The final two are from 2010: The Year We Make Contact, not 2001, but still amazing.

On the True Dimension site above, Allemann has written his own detailed instructions on how to compile these gorgeous pieces. I'm sure it would be expensive but, if you're a fan of Lego and Kubrick, it would be pretty amazing to have one of these. And you can actually make it!