Armed only with short descriptions for Wikipedia, LEGO artist, Mihai Mihu created stunning LEGO statues depicting all nine circles of Hell from Dante’s Divine Comedy. It took him 2-3 weeks to complete each circle and a total of seven months to build the entire project.
Here’s what he had to say about his inspiration:
The concept of the 9 circles is the work of maybe the first true master of fiction Dante Alighieri. It’s such an interesting idea, and I’ve been meaning to make a re-imagining of the hell depicted by him.
I didn’t read the Divine Comedy, only the small descriptions of the circles I found on Wikipedia and on other websites. I didn’t want to be much influenced by the original descriptions because I wanted to give a whole new fresh approach for each circle. I thought more about the significance of titles and from then on it was only my imagination.
Now, here are the descriptions of the circles and a great gallery showing them off in full detail!