So Long, and Thanks for All the Bricks!

Today marks the 40th anniversary of the premiere of a radio series called The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. Written by Douglas Adams, it first aired on March 8, 1978 on BBC Radio 4. In an era when radio plays were long gone, it became an enduring hit. Adams soon wrote a best-selling novel based on the radio series, and it eventually became a TV series -plus comics, video games, and stage productions. In honor of the anniversary, LEGO artist Ochre Jelly (Iain Heath) built a LEGO tribute featuring Arthur Dent, Ford Prefect, and various memorable icons of the series.

This LEGO diorama was unveiled at Emerald City Comic Con last week, and will be presented at various LEGO conventions this year including Bricks Cascade in Portland and BrickCan in Vancouver.    

This diorama includes the briefly-existent whale, petunias, Deep Thought, and more. See all the images in a larger size in Ochre Jelly's Flickr album. -Thanks, Iain!

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