Lego fans go wild for Tokarczuk and create their own models of her
Lego fans have created delightful figurines of Nobel Literature winner Olga Tokarczuk.
Calling themselves AFOL’s (Adult Fans of Lego) the three men have each come up with their own take on the Flights writer to celebrate her historic award.
It began with toy photographer Tomek Skog who posted a picture of his Tokarczuk Lego minifigure on his Instagram, writing: “Yesterday, Olga Tokarczuk, a Polish writer, received a Nobel Prize in Literature.
“It's a great news, since Olga is an outstanding writer. Her writing interests revolve around myths, history, philosophy, mystery and story itself. Congratulations Ms. Tokarczuk!”
Tokarczuk’s official social media channels quickly shared the photo, along with another of the toy Nobel winner by Przemek Staroń.
Staroń, a teacher from Sopot, who just happens to be the 2018 Teacher of the Year, posted his own take on Lego Tokarczuk on Facebook.
He wrote: “I had almost finished the Lego Olga Tokarczuk minifigure and I was overtaken by Tomek Skog! But it only motivated me to finish mine.
Staroń’s story was quickly picked up by the media, leading to the passionate educator opening up about his passion for the plastic bricks from Denmark.
“You know, I think my life isn’t and never was about Lego. It is and always was about love,” wrote Staroń, channelling some of the sentiments shared by Tokarczuk recently.
The two little figurines are not the only ones. A larger and more intricate model was made by Robert Tyborski,a Lego master builder who said he began working on the model whilst listening to her Nobel lecture in Stockholm.
He wrote on his website: The following work started while I was listening to the lecture and then stole many hours of the weekend from me.
The 57-year-old is the most recognized Polish author of her generation abroad, winning the Man Booker International prize for the best work of translated fiction for her novel ‘Flights’ last year.
The book was also nominated for the American National Book Award.