The appeal of Lego is that its only limitations are your imagination and creativity. You can do damn-near whatever you like with them, but some have taken up the task of recreating famous scenes, buildings, and vehicles, from reality and from fiction. These are 12 of the most impressive.
Real life is boring. Lego life is better.
British TV personality James May built a totally functioning house entirely out of Lego, using over three million bricks. It was originally built for Legoland but the deal fell through because it would be too difficult and expensive to move the structure to a new location. The house was instead torn down and its pieces donated.
Clocking in at one-hundred and twenty-thousand pieces, this replica is unique for capturing the doomed ship as it was sinking. It showcases many of-the-moment details such as people falling overboard and people boarding lifeboats, showing that the three man team had a sense of humor and design.
In just two days fans were able to build a a two-hundred and fifty-thousand brick, fifteen-foot replica of the Millennium Falcon ship. The two leading the team—Chris and Dan Steininger, are Lego master builders, professionals actually paid by the company for their efforts.
This two-hundred pound build of the London Olympic Stadium was constructed by the group Bright Bricks in celebration of the 202 Olympics and includes unique minifigs made specifically for the occasion.
Lego movie tie-ins are a common play-set, but for some fans an officially licensed product isn’t enough. Alice Finch spent a year building a four hundred thousand piece replica of Hogwarts, basing the interiors and exteriors on both the books and films.
Eric Harshbarger built this six-by-eight replica of the Mona Lisa on commission. It utilizes only six different colors and weighs a whopping forty-five pounds all together. Surprisingly, very little glue was used in the final product.