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04/22/2016 07:06 am ET Updated May 13, 2016

Lego Marks Anniversary Of Shakespeare's Death In A Typically Awesome Way

The Danish company has recreated the Bard's most iconic scenes.

Lego has given a very modern twist to William Shakespeare's classic plays.

The Danish company recreated scenes from "Romeo & Juliet," "Macbeth" and "A Midsummer Night's Dream" in a wonderful stop-motion-style CGI animation, featuring the company's colorful toy bricks.

Lego added its own spin to mark the 400th anniversary of the English playwright and poet's death, which falls on Saturday.

If you look carefully, you'll notice a few anomalies that certainly weren't there in the original versions.

Romeo with a cell phone, anyone?

A Lego spokesman said readers of First News, the United Kingdom's most popular children’s newspaper, chose the scenes.

Lego is also commemorating Shakespeare's death with this bust of The Bard, made from its toy bricks.
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Lego is also commemorating Shakespeare's death with this bust of The Bard, made from its toy bricks.

Lego has also created a bust of The Bard to commemorate the occasion (above). It took nine days to the build 15-inch-tall creation, weighing 7.7 pounds, from 3,250 Lego bricks. It's on display at the Shakespeare's Birthplace museum, located in the house where he was born, in Stratford-upon-Avon.

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