Over the weekend, LEGO marked the 60 years of LEGO bricks with a special brick: a giant-ass 10-foot tall LEGO brick sculpture that are made out of 133,300 regular size LEGO bricks. The result was, it looked like a giant person had misplaced at piece of a classic 2×4 brick at the middle of New York City’s Flatiron District, where it was on display from January 26 to 28, 2018. It took a group of “Master Builders” (Emmet’s not involved, if you really must know) over at LEGO’s Americas HQ in Enfield 350 hours to build this 1,200 lbs (544 kilograms) monster brick.
While it looks exactly like the 2×4 we all adore, this sculpture isn’t solid. It has a hollow interior reinforced, according to observation by our source, Duplo bricks, the larger version of the LEGO bricks designed for much younger children. I can’t seem to pick that details up. Perhaps, at this age, I do have to concede that I need a reading glass to see things up close. Inevitable deterioration in life, I guess? Anyways, if you missed the display while it was out on the street in NYC, here’s a strangely captivating video that shows you the entire build process, shorten to a little under 30 seconds with the help of time lapse videoing. Enjoy! And seriously, don’t miss the video.
via The Verge.