Rome is full of amazing sights. The Colosseum. The Pantheon. The Trevi Fountain. But something you don’t see in Rome every day is life-size LEGO vehicles cruising the streets. Well, not until now that is.


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Take a look at these awesomely surreal pictures to see what we mean. They come from “LEGO outside LEGOLAND”, a project carried out by Italian photographer Domenico Franco who has digitally added LEGO cars, vans and even helicopters to the cobbled streets of Rome. “The aim is to transform ordinary contexts in extraordinary ones,” he writes, “Thus compelling the toys to get out of the idyllic and politically correct landscapes belonging to their perfect and idealistic cities (e.g. LEGOLAND), with the result of instilling in them those vices, virtues and desires typical of human beings.”

More info: Domenico Franco (h/t: designboom)

Gajarda!LEGO #8169 – Lamborghini Gallardo LP 560 (2009)

Fast delivery. LEGO #6692 – Tractor trailer (1983)

Have a nice day. LEGO #8860 Car Chassis (1980)

Free parking. LEGO #7639 – Camper (2009)

Emergency landing. LEGO #6384 – Police station (1983)

Street maintenance. LEGO #8459 – Pneumatic Front-End Loader (1997)

Wrong landing. LEGO #918 – Space Transport (1979)

A walk in the downtown. LEGO #699 – Photo safari (1977)