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NPG D48054 in 360°

As an instantly recognisable cultural icon, Shakespeare continues to appear on consumer products, souvenirs and advertising. This Lego figurine was produced in connection with the 2014 Lego Movie in which Shakespeare appears as a master builder. It is testament to the playwright's continuing global appeal and relevance.

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William Shakespeare ('William Shakespeare Lego Minifigure')
by Unknown artist
moulded plastic Lego figure, 2014
NPG D48054
Photographs © National Portrait Gallery, London


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