See your favorite memes come to life in these insane Lego sculptures
Everyone loves memes, from the snootiest elite to the most knuckle-dragging philistine. In 2021, meme is life, and the world’s most overarching contemporary art form shows no signs of stopping in the near future. In fact, memes have crossed genres in the art world over the years, as notable meme imagery has been reimagined on everything from public walls to t-shirts.
The latest meme artform making waves in 2021 comes from Instagram user @ochre.jelly AKA Ochre Jelly, who has been turning some of the internet’s most celebrated memes into mind-blowing Lego sculptures. We’ve gathered some of our favorite memes made & inspired by the Lego meme Michaelengelo on Twitter. Check out what we’ve found below for dank memes as you’ve never seen them before.
"“Woman yelling at salad cat” meme in LEGO" -Ochre_Jelly #Lego pic.twitter.com/sBIR6p9B85
— Soko Toys (@SokoToys) March 5, 2021
Ochre Jelly is the artist behind the Lego sculptures of memes going viral on the web, and they’re the most impressive Lego meme sculptures you can find online right now. You can recognize this one of the “woman yelling at a cat” meme from a mile away.
For all the good stuff:https://t.co/uyD4GPCKWz pic.twitter.com/AaiOASmWmF
— Ochre Jelly (@OchreJelly) May 7, 2021
This Lego version of the “distracted boyfriend” meme is perfect, right down to the blurred foreground.
The gift that keeps on giving…
Made by Ochre Jelly: https://t.co/ej1Mzp54Z5 pic.twitter.com/S5XWqaOd1J
— Lee Trott (@MC372) January 22, 2021
The “Bernie sitting in a chair” meme blew up so fast the trend was over before the buzz even began. However, this Lego version will live on in our hearts forever.
Love love love. Thanks @ochre.jelly (https://t.co/ejhWGUCAXS) for the amazing homage to the #EatLikeAndy #SuperBowl spot! #AndyWarhol @duckfather @ElCapitanTopo @mpascoa @Ogilvy pic.twitter.com/mlQNisr6Aj
— Fer Machado (@fer_machado123) February 6, 2019
Remember the “eat like Andy” meme from 2019? Ochre does, and he nailed the Lego version yet again.
RIP Grumpy Cat. Thanks for making us smile! ♥️#grumpycat #lego #legomeme #grumpycatmeme pic.twitter.com/Ae2icuiZAC
— Beyond the Brick (@BeyondtheBrick) May 17, 2019
There’s nothing like a classic meme, and who’s a bigger OG than Grumpy Cat? Look at the perfectly captured likeless (Rodin, eat your heart out).
At least LEGO is branching out with their spider man memes. pic.twitter.com/RWIwTn7pmP
— REO Memewagon (@KafeiAizawa) May 25, 2021
Highest form of flattery
Ochre Jelly may be the most celebrated Lego meme sculpture maker, but the artist presumably inspired some imitations, which have been popping up on Twitter. We have to admit, this Spider-Man set up makes us chuckle.
This is brilliant. #legomeme #Ap https://t.co/Kx45LFMNMI
— Bob Christian Official (@BChristianpoet) March 21, 2020
Speaking of Spidey, this Lego sculpture nails an even better webslinger meme, right down to the white cop van in the background. Better watch your back, Ochre.
Well. This got 10+ million views on youtube.
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#legographer #toyphoto #legoinstagram #minifig #minigifures #brick #classiclego #legoyoutube #legomeme #comedy pic.twitter.com/NJLdo5vKhX
— Back 2 Brick (@back2brick) July 23, 2020
We don’t have to gas up this Lego sculpture of one of the web’s newer memes; not only is the sculpture featured in a synched video, it has been viewed 10 million times on YouTube. Or so the user who tweeted the video says, anyway.
Bringing the old Drake meme back, but LEGO-ised. #Drake #drakememe #legomeme #customlego #customlegominifigure #AFOL (Minifig by us. Text by Joshua David Cudmore.) pic.twitter.com/REOUc2HDk9
— Minifigs.me (@MinifigsMe) June 25, 2019
Everyone loved the Drake meme when the double image sensation dropped, and the Lego version should be no different. Bonus: Legos presenting Lego-themed humor – how meta.
my #dollypartonchallenge in #LEGO by @LegoFootball !!! 🤣 #MFGB #MyFunnyGamesBuilder #LinkedinFacebookInstagramTinder #LegoFootball #LegoCity #LegoCalcio #LegoSport #LegoSoccer #LegoMeme #InstaLego #LEgoMania #LegoMovie #YouTube #linkedin #facebook #instagram #tinder pic.twitter.com/QWTfwwXxpb
— My Funny Games Builder (@LegoFootball) January 24, 2020
Finally, do you remember one of the web’s most used memes roasting social media? Take a trip down memory lane, through Lego-vision.
Do you have a favorite Lego meme sculpture from our list? Do the imitators hold a candle to Ochre Jelly? Drop your favorite piece in the comments below!