This is Stephen Hawking in LEGO form. I have no idea of the maker's intentions, but it was posted with this comment:
Professor Stephen Hawking, CH, CBE, FRS, Lucasian Professor of Mathematics - Cambridge University. BEST WISHES ON YOUR TRIP TO THE STARS
So I'm thinking the person was being genuine. Regardless, I think we can all agree that Hawking is one of the most brilliant minds of our time and I'm dumb as hell. Love you, Stephen. Some of my favorite Hawkingisms:
I have noticed even people who claim everything is predestined, and that we can do nothing to change it, look before they cross the road.
Space, here I come!
The downside of my celebrity is that I cannot go anywhere in the world without being recognized. It is not enough for me to wear dark sunglasses and a wig. The wheelchair gives me away.
I have no idea. People who boast about their IQ are losers. (response given to question about his IQ)
Life would be tragic if it weren't funny.
We are just an advanced breed of monkeys on a minor planet of a very average star. But we can understand the Universe. That makes us something very special.
Hit the jump for a couple more pictures.
Professor Stephen Hawking [brickshelf]
Thanks Enzo, now somebody make me in LEGO form.