Welsh Designer Spends Months Turning His Resume Into a LEGO Minifig

There are a lot of creative resumes out there, from a CV designed as a working online video game to a Pinterest job application that looked exactly like the website. For his latest resume, recent design school grad Andy Morris turned his likeness into a toy, as we learned from Lost at E Minor.

Morris, a Welsh designer and artist whose past exhibition Little Big Art recreated famous pieces of art in LEGO, decided to make himself into a unique Andy Morris LEGO minifigure.

The LEGO version of Andy comes in a box that lists Morris as a 34-year-old designer. The back side of the package—designed to look just like what an actual LEGO minifig might come in—contains a brief cover letter with more information about him and his qualifications, including that his art exhibitions have broken gallery attendance records. The minifig itself wears a flat cap and carries a miniature plastic laptop and a teeny tiny CV sheet.

Morris spent two months gathering all the separate LEGO pieces to make a minifig that looked like him, and now has enough to make 100 individual figures to send out to potential employers.

“While conventional CVs are great for conveying past accomplishments, they’re limited on what personality, creativity, and innovation you can inject into them,” Morris tells Mental Floss. “Plus, who doesn’t want to receive some LEGO through the post!”

Morris isn't the only person to turn to the brick-like toys for resume help. In 2014, an internship seeker used LEGO’s Digital Designer to create a LEGO version of herself at Miniland scale to pitch her skills, for instance. (Yes, she got the gig.)

As for Morris, his job application is sure to stand out by serving as a pretty good desk toy.

[h/t Lost at E Minor]

All images by @shotbygoldcut

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Never Got a Snoopy Sno-Cone Machine as a Kid? You Can Still Buy One This Holiday Season

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Even as toys have gotten more complex in recent decades, one low-tech item has held a perennial spot on holiday wishlists. The Snoopy Sno-Cone Machine was a hit when it debuted in 1979, and kids and nostalgic adults can still get their hands on one this December.

People who grew up in the 1980s may remember commercials promoting the “yum-yum fun” plastic appliance. Like the Easy Bake Oven and the Frosty Sno-Man Sno-Cone Machine before it, the Snoopy Sno-Cone Machine allowed kids to make edible treats at home. The Peanuts branding made the toy popular with kids, and despite the elbow grease required to crank a couple of ice cubes into shaved ice, it's stuck around.

If you asked for a Snoopy Sno-Cone Machine for the holidays as a kid and never received one, you can still make your childhood dreams come true. The retro product is available practically unchanged from how it appeared in the 1980s. The biggest changes are that the hand crank is now easier to turn and there's a clamp for stabilizing the machine while you use it. Get one for yourself or a loved one from Amazon today for $30.

Looking for more nostalgic gift ideas? Here are some items the Millennials in your life will love.