Funny how unexpected links pop up and lead you down an interesting road to a new surprise. I always say the more you know the more jokes you get. Erik Smit adapted a children's book to bricks and posted the story to Flickr. The Three Robbers by Tomi Ungerer is a 1961 illustrated children's book about some robbers that collect a vast treasure by robbin' coaches. Sounds like fun to me. During one robbery they find nothing in the coach but a small girl who's delighted to meet them. Rather than let he go off to live with her wicked aunt they take her with them to their hideout where they hoard their gold. She gets them to use their treasure to help orphan kids. The whole story is depicted in those 20 pictures above. I like the micro castle and town. The coach looks intriguing. Erik puts a link to a short 1971 film adaptation by Gene Deitch. The film was entertaining enough. He didn't mention it on Flickr so I am betting Erik might not know that Gene Deitch is the father of underground comic artists Kim and Simon Deitch. Kim is still producing entertaining comics of an oddly strange nature.