When it comes to LEGO creations, we are impressed by the sheer scope of vivacity these tiny plastic bricks bring to the fray. At the same time, enthusiasts and experts from around the world have showcased their design flair for years in contriving objects from LEGO – thus bridging the gap between immaculate craftsmanship and child-like fantasy. So, without further ado, let us take a gander at 12 such amazingly massive LEGO creations that really take it to the next level.
12) LEGO Sandcrawler –
Two buddies – Jarren Harkema and Calvin Hartley, spent over 500 hours to painstakingly conceptualize and design the LEGO Sandcrawler (with the Technic line of the bricks). The incredible end-result is a 3-ft long, 28 lbs weighing Star Wars-inspired creation built with over 10,000 LEGO bricks. Unsurprisingly, after being showcased at the Chicago’s Brickworld LEGO convention, this sci-fi inspired LEGO creation was nominated for the category of ‘Best Mechanical Creation’.
11) ‘The Art Of The Brick’ Collection –
This time around, LEGO makes way for pure and unadulterated art – and the glorious end result is the aptly named ‘The Art of the Brick’ by Nathan Sawaya, a New York-based contemporary artist. Exhibited at various art-centers around the globe, the collection boasts of over 100 creations, with the cumulative art built from a million LEGO bricks. This imposing scope translates into eight different sections – all bedecked with wondrous LEGO creations by Sawaya. These range from incredible (and rather large-scaled) replicas of renowned sculptural pieces like David and The Thinker to the re-creations of even paintings like Mona Lisa (by Leonardo da Vinci) and Starry Night (Vincent Van Gogh). But the ‘piece de resistance’ in terms of size is arguably the 20-ft tall Tyrannosaurus Rex LEGO creation – made from over a whopping 80,000 LEGO bricks!
10) LEGO Springfield from The Simpsons –
Designer and enthusiast Matt De Lanoy had achieved the herculean task of creating the fictional town of Springfield in LEGO – with the help of over 500,000 plastic bricks. The incredible end-result showcases special areas and landmarks from various fan-favorite episodes of The Simpsons, including the Kwik-E-Mart, the nuclear power plant, the church, the school, the town hall, Moe’s Tavern and of course Homer’s very own homely abode. Unfortunately, the depiction of the entire city was not possible due to the humongous scale of the design. So, De Lanoy opted for the specific aforementioned areas in his LEGO creation, and these are all aptly dotted with the painstakingly done cityscape details (including even parks and landscaping).
9) LEGO Death Star –
The behemoth 13-ft high LEGO Death Star at the Legoland, is a hulking 1,900-lb specimen built from over a whopping 500,000 LEGO bricks. In terms of exact dimensions, this humongous LEGO creation is 13 ft high and 8 ft wide, thus accounting for a substantial 104 sq ft area (which is less than half the size of the world’s smallest residence). As a matter of fact, the gargantuan LEGO Death Star is the largest model in the Star Wars-inspired Miniland (inside Legoland), a dedicated themed space that also boasts of the Theed Palace, Endor, and Hoth.
8) LEGO Hogwarts From Harry Potter Series –
The Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry makes another glorious debut, this time in the realm of DIY LEGO-contrivances. Seattle-based Alice Finch (who is also a full-time mom) has painstakingly created her magnificent diorama by using over 400,000 LEGO bricks, with the entire layout and the details taking over a year to complete. And, by details we not only mean the architecture of the wizardry school in question, but also its interior furnishings, inhabitants, variant items and even the ‘ghostly’ portraits! And judging from these incredible levels and the meticulous features showcased by the LEGO creation, it comes as no surprise that the project ultimately snared two awards at the BrickCon2012. Check the video here.
7) Volvo XC90 Replica Made From LEGO –
Created by an ‘elite’ team of LEGO Master Model Builders, the magnificently conceived Volvo XC90 Replica goes over 2,900 lbs (1,315 kg) in weight, and was built from 201,076 LEGO bricks. It comes as no surprise that Volvo is the official partner of the LEGO brand, and as such the Volvo XC90 Replica is still demonstrated at the entrance of the renowned LEGOLAND at California. And in an interesting turn of events, one of these LEGO creations had been refurbished in 2011, and then used as a prank on general manager Peter Rochetti. Installed on the parking lot, the replica took the place of his real Volvo XC60 car.