12 Lego Replicas That Will Blow Your Mind

  • March 12, 2016
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The Vatican

Reverend Bob Simon spent ten months building this Lego Vatican to celebrate Pope Francis' 2015 visit to the US. St. Peter's Basilica was made from half-a-million bricks alone. Simon included a minifig of himself amongst the crowd in St. Peter's Square.


Buckeyes Stadium

This one is built at 1/1000 scale and took two years to put together. Builder Paul Janssen spent three years to actually collect the the million-plus pieces he needed. He opted to trade with other collectors rather than buy them outright after calculating that the minimum cost would be fifty thousand dollars.


Volvo XC90

One of the heaviest Lego sculptures ever made (nearly three thousand pounds!), this Volvo is actually hollow. It was built directly on a Volvo frame and was designed as a cross promotion between the two companies.


Queen Mary

There's a lot of big Lego ships out there, but this one is the biggest. The six hundred pound replica of the Queen Mary is another job by the Bright Bricks crew using a quarter of a million pieces.


Grand Forks

Jamie and Tricia Lunski built a replica of their home town of Grand Forks, North Dakota. With buildings based off of actual buildings and a town square. There's even a working train moving throughout. Over the years the Lunski's and others have added to the display.



Tobias Tostesen used Legos to make a faux-crystal chandelier. With over eight thousand bricks, all of them transparent, the pieces are angled to create the illusion of a gentle curve all around. Each row is angled in an alternating pattern and from a distance looks no different than actual crystal. An impressive way to get more for less.