‘A Scandal in Bohemia’ Re-Imagined

Posted by Steve Emecz on

In this first adventure of the Sherlock Holmes Re-Imagined book series, Sherlock Holmes is hired by the King of Bohemia to recover a photograph from a former mistress which may be used to prevent his impending engagement to a Scandinavian princess. Holmes employs several disguises, as well as a few pyrotechnics, to discover the location of the compromising photograph, only to be outsmarted by the clever and alluring Miss Irene Adler, later referred to by Holmes as the woman.

My favourite illustration

Photographing LEGO® models can be a difficult task. This is due to the fact that LEGO® pieces and bricks are quite small; for example, LEGO® minifigures are just over 4 cm (1.5 inches) tall, and thus macro photography, or producing photographs of small objects larger than life size, is required. Macro photography, in turn, requires ample lighting which can then cause serious problems with reflection from the shiny plastic bricks and in particular the rounded heads and arms of LEGO® minifigures. However, with some patience and trial-and-error you are able to obtain an adequate photo.

I think perhaps my favourite illustration from ‘A Scandal in Bohemia’ Re-Imagined is the photograph of the King of Bohemia. Although I enjoy designing and building more complex LEGO® models, I like the simplicity of this photo and the charming expression on the face of the King. Also, I believe that this illustration is fairly faithful to the original drawing by Sidney Paget.

“A man entered.”


In addition, although it is only a small detail and thus many readers may not have noticed, the face design is the same on the two head pieces of the King, with and without the mask.

“This photograph.”


Sherlock Holmes Re-Imagined is currently on Kickstarter with new books 14 and 15, and all the books and collection available with special rewards.


The whole Sherlock Holmes Re-Imagined Series is available on this site (click here) and for every book you buy, we'll plant a tree for you in Kenya as part of our #bookstotrees campaign.

LEGO® is a trademark of the LEGO Group of Companies. The LEGO Group has not been involved in nor has it in any other way licensed or authorized the publication of this book series.

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