When Jeff Friesen isn't photographing Canada, he's building it brick by brick with his daughter.

It's part of his "Lego Great White North" gallery, in which the father-daughter duo mix travel, photography, humour and Lego to recreate Canada's provinces -- quirks and quarks included.

Usually, Friesen has to travel more to capture Canadiana.

The Halifax-based photographer typically takes landscape photos, like in his "The Canadian: Ghost Train Crossing Canada" photo essay. Friesen travelled around the country photographing a nine-foot replica of a 1955 model train amid majestic landscapes

But now, Friesen creates art at home with Lego.

"Each scene takes about eight hours of work from conceptualization to building the Lego to making the finished photograph. My daughter has about 5,000 Lego bricks ... she mysteriously gets a lot of Lego presents that are of some use to her dad." he told the Huffington Post Canada via email.

UPDATE: Friesen's project now includes Canada's three territories
The Brick Fantastic -- Canada Edition. Story continues after the gallery.

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  • British Columbia

    A magical harvest. Photo Credit: <a href="www.thebrickfantastic.com" target="_blank">The Brick Fantastic</a>

  • Alberta

    Oil’s well that ends well. Photo Credit: <a href="www.thebrickfantastic.com" target="_blank">The Brick Fantastic</a>

  • Saskatchewan

    Inspired by the Snowbirds he once watched from below, now Strawman sweeps the skies of crows. Photo Credit: <a href="www.thebrickfantastic.com" target="_blank">The Brick Fantastic</a>

  • Manitoba

    Last outpost of the non-ironic moustache. Since Manitobans won’t pay retail for anything, this print is marked down $1. Now just giv’er and buy one already. Photo Credit: <a href="www.thebrickfantastic.com" target="_blank">The Brick Fantastic</a>

  • Ontario

    Boardrooms of Canada echo with the call of the Great White North. Photo Credit: <a href="www.thebrickfantastic.com" target="_blank">The Brick Fantastic</a>

  • Quebec

    It really is a distinct society. Photo Credit: <a href="www.thebrickfantastic.com" target="_blank">The Brick Fantastic</a>

  • Newfoundland

    Come-from-aways learn that being screeched-in is worse next morning when you figure out your pillow is a haddock. Photo Credit: <a href="www.thebrickfantastic.com" target="_blank">The Brick Fantastic</a>

  • New Brunswick

    If you don’t like the water level just wait five minutes. Photo Credit: <a href="www.thebrickfantastic.com" target="_blank">The Brick Fantastic</a>

  • PEI

    Presented full size in Lego. Just kidding! Photo Credit: <a href="www.thebrickfantastic.com" target="_blank">The Brick Fantastic</a>

  • Nova Scotia

    That’s some good kitchen party, yuhp! Photo Credit: <a href="www.thebrickfantastic.com" target="_blank">The Brick Fantastic</a>

  • Northwest Territories

    Northwest Territories. Air canoeing the Nahanni River. Photo Credit: <a href="www.thebrickfantastic.com" target="_blank">The Brick Fantastic</a>

  • Nunavut

    The ice gondolier of Iqaluit Photo Credit: <a href="www.thebrickfantastic.com" target="_blank">The Brick Fantastic</a>

  • Yukon

    Mcgee could not believe his luck...a trail of gold! Photo Credit: <a href="www.thebrickfantastic.com" target="_blank">The Brick Fantastic</a>

  • Up Next: Jeff Friesen's The Canadian: Ghost Train Crossing Canada

  • Algonquin Morning, Ontario

    Credit: <a href="http://www.jeff-friesen.com/Canadian.html" target="_blank">Jeff Friesen</a>

  • Autumn Bridge, Nova Scotia

    Credit: <a href="http://www.jeff-friesen.com/Canadian.html" target="_blank">Jeff Friesen</a>

  • Badlands, Alberta

    Credit: <a href="http://www.jeff-friesen.com/Canadian.html" target="_blank">Jeff Friesen</a>

  • Bruce Preninsula, Ontario

    Credit: <a href="http://www.jeff-friesen.com/Canadian.html" target="_blank">Jeff Friesen</a>

  • Canoe Lake, Ontario

    Credit: <a href="http://www.jeff-friesen.com/Canadian.html" target="_blank">Jeff Friesen</a>

  • Cape Breton, Nova Scotia

    Credit: <a href="http://www.jeff-friesen.com/Canadian.html" target="_blank">Jeff Friesen</a>

  • Cathedral Grove, British Columbia

    Credit: <a href="http://www.jeff-friesen.com/Canadian.html" target="_blank">Jeff Friesen</a>

  • Early Autumn, Quebec

    Credit: <a href="http://www.jeff-friesen.com/Canadian.html" target="_blank">Jeff Friesen</a>

  • Five Islands, Nova Scotia

  • Fog Forest, New Brunsiwck

    Credit: <a href="http://www.jeff-friesen.com/Canadian.html" target="_blank">Jeff Friesen</a>

  • Gatineau Cascade, Quebec

    Credit: <a href="http://www.jeff-friesen.com/Canadian.html" target="_blank">Jeff Friesen</a>

  • Harvest Of Gold, Manitoba

    Credit: <a href="http://www.jeff-friesen.com/Canadian.html" target="_blank">Jeff Friesen</a>

  • High Water, Okanagan, British Columbia

    Credit: <a href="http://www.jeff-friesen.com/Canadian.html" target="_blank">Jeff Friesen</a>

  • Kouchibouguac, New Brunswick

    Credit: <a href="http://www.jeff-friesen.com/Canadian.html" target="_blank">Jeff Friesen</a>

  • Lake Louise, Alberta

    Credit: <a href="http://www.jeff-friesen.com/Canadian.html" target="_blank">Jeff Friesen</a>

  • Mill Falls, Nova Scotia

    Credit: <a href="http://www.jeff-friesen.com/Canadian.html" target="_blank">Jeff Friesen</a>

  • Moss Bridge, Quebec

    Credit: <a href="http://www.jeff-friesen.com/Canadian.html" target="_blank">Jeff Friesen</a>

  • Prairie Skyway, Saskatchewan

    Credit: <a href="http://www.jeff-friesen.com/Canadian.html" target="_blank">Jeff Friesen</a>

  • Prarie Light, Manitoba

    Credit: <a href="http://www.jeff-friesen.com/Canadian.html" target="_blank">Jeff Friesen</a>

  • Salish Sea, British Columbia

    Credit: <a href="http://www.jeff-friesen.com/Canadian.html" target="_blank">Jeff Friesen</a>

  • Summer Storm, Ontario

    Credit: <a href="http://www.jeff-friesen.com/Canadian.html" target="_blank">Jeff Friesen</a>

  • The Crossing, Nova Scotia

    Credit: <a href="http://www.jeff-friesen.com/Canadian.html" target="_blank">Jeff Friesen</a>

  • The Great Divide, British Columbia

    Credit: <a href="http://www.jeff-friesen.com/Canadian.html" target="_blank">Jeff Friesen</a>

  • Totem Forest, British Columbia

    Credit: <a href="http://www.jeff-friesen.com/Canadian.html" target="_blank">Jeff Friesen</a>

There's an Ontario scene featuring what looks like Doug and Bob McKenzie hosering it up in a Toronto boardroom, a tableau of Alberta's lucrative oil sands and a Prince Edward Island piece that Friesen jokes is "full size."

There are 10 of models and the first is of Manitoba.

"Every summer I look after my seven year old during the afternoon and we do little photo projects with her toys. As a joke for my friends, I created the Lego Manitoba scene and said I was pitching Lego with the idea of a Winnipeg-themed Lego series," says Friesen, born in Winnipeg.

He's also done America's 50 states, also part of The Brick Fantastic project. Friesen says he doesn't plan to stop at states and provinces. He and his child have their eyes on the territories next.

"It will likely require buying a Lego polar bear on eBay," he says.

You can view more of Friesen's photography here

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