Because who isn’t sick of the boring, old London Eye?

It turns out that it doesn’t take much to transform the iconic Arc de Triomphe into a gigantic Lego man. London-based artist Rich McCor used some sturdy black paper, a pair of sharp scissors, and a camera—et voilà​.

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The photo is just one is a series of paper creations that McCor has documented on Instagram. “The iconic landmarks are the ones I love playing with the most because people are familiar with them, so when you put a twist on them it's even more surprising," he told the Australian Broadcasting Corporation this week.

Each Instagram photo is accompanied by an informative little caption, which often contains a nugget of historical trivia.

Novelists James Joyce and Ernest Hemingway were drinking buddies in Paris- often picking fights on their drunken nights out. Famously, Hemingway took a urinal from his favourite bar in Paris and had it installed into his American abode, arguing that he had "pissed away" so much money into the urinal that he owned it #montmartre #basiliquedusacrecoeur #hemingway #karate #silhouette #instaart #paris #parisjetaime #parisian #topparisphoto #visitparis #parismaville @paris_tourisme #igersparis #loves_paris #igersfrance #instagram #forcedperspective #citytrip #wanderlust #travel #adventure #passionpassport #architecture #travelandlife #intrepidtravel #adventureinstagoodmyphoto #guardiancities #guardiantravelsnaps #bestintravel

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The photographer’s account has seriously blown up in the past few days, as he told the ABC. "Last week I had under 5,000 followers on Instagram. Today I woke up to 41,000 followers, so part of me is still wondering how it got so popular, so quickly," he said. (As of this writing, he’s made it to 49,500.)

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Check out all McCor’s photos here. And stay tuned for his next photography trip—to Malta. Can’t wait to see what he’ll do with Ħaġar Qim.

H/t: ArchDaily

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