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NIKON CORPORATION
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Tiananmen Square by Balakov Tiananmen Square by Balakov
A Lego recreation of Jeff Widener's 1989 photograph of "The unknown rebel".

Original here ...

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Tianasquare.jpg

It took me hours to make 4 identical Lego tanks from my big bag of random Lego bits! I could have saved some time and only made three.
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ConservativePip Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2014
I think i read somewhere Deviantart is banned in china.
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v242 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013
Nice job on this Balakov.

+FAVED+
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OliverandToadFTW Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013
God bless Tank Man.
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DanteZX Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Nice mini scale tanks. It's not too often that you find good mini scale work here.
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paldipaldi Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012   General Artist
Geez! this is great!
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:iconmz7:
mz7 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
wow. one thing that impresses me a lot is how well you get Lightning in all your shots
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snipers74 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011
again clever.
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84-175 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2011
Excellent!
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teasingfool Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This is a fantastic recreation!
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SorefinIrode288 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2010
nice
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blacksheep81 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
very nice idea! Ilove LEGO!
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Dragonsrules77 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2010
If this guy thinks he can take 'em on...
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:iconb0073d:
B0073D Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Love it! :+fav:!
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:iconfabiokeiner:
FabioKeiner Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
these lego bricks now are produced in china, I read yesterday
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SIT7 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2010
Nice !!
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:iconzortje:
Zortje Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2010  Student Interface Designer
Great recreation :)
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:iconcleanghost:
cleanghost Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2010
Very clever...
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ThisForbiddenLove Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2010
awesome
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:iconi-z-z-y:
I-Z-Z-Y Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
one of my most favorite shotes in the world. and this is very very stunning.
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shibamage Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Very very nice. :aww:
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KikiLime Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
omg wow, that brings back memories My granddad still has that newspaper clipping on his work desk
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Trueservantx Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013
I was not far form Tiananmen Square that day.
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DocCarlson Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Man... you know, I saw the burning monk one and then this, and at first I thought it was kind of funny...

but you know, they're actually kind of disturbing.
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Cacodaemonia Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
I've always found "The Unknown Rebel" to be one of the most emotional and compelling photographs I've ever seen. That your recreation of it with Lego people is so instantly recognizable is a testament to that power. You gallery is really amazing. :)
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porsche0363 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2009
hey your work is awesome. really cool pics
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:iconangelwriter:
angelwriter Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2009
love ur stuff as usu. =)
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AtomicBomberBomb Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2009  Hobbyist Filmographer
that guy is my hero
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PrekeshC Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
This is really nice ! :D

well what happened at tiananmen square wasn't good at all, but this is really nice :D
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Intricacy-Muser Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2009
<3
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horsegirl2000148 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow. The original picture of this was in my history book! Great job!
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radioactivenausea Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2009
i like this one, tank man is one of my favourite pictures ever.
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BluDrgn426 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
hey look, its the beginnings of the Empire! lol. Those are cool looking tanks though
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:iconedme:
Edme Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2009
This, among your other works, is a wonderful tribute to most popular photographies and most important events in recent history. I absolutely adore your innovative use of LEGO bricks.
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tabun Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2009  Hobbyist Filmographer
This is an interesting series...Famous photographs recreated with lego. Quie a clever idea, not something I'd ever expected to find.

I like this one from the series..
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Vasilisa-Uzhasnaja Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow...now THAT is impressive O_O
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byakugan2495 Featured By Owner May 30, 2009
Amazing.....
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GoldDragonfly Featured By Owner May 28, 2009
just amazing!
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stellanigra Featured By Owner May 4, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Uhuhuhuhu,fuuuuuuuuuunny! :D :D :D
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cancerlad Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2009
Came to this through Flickr via Adventures in Nerdiness. Legos make me happy.
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