Amazing LEGO Creations from around the World

By 1800FlyEurope in Destination Highlights | on October 26th, 2011

Who doesn’t like LEGO building blocks? I fondly remember this toy from my childhood. Each time I completed construction of a new version of a rectangle house I would proudly show the masterpiece off to my parents. The following examples take this seemingly simple plastic block to construct the almost unimaginable creations.

World’s Tallest Lego Tower

 

A tower comprised of over 500,000 individual LEGO pieces was put together in Sao Paulo, Brazil. It took about 6,000 volunteers, a large percentage of which were children, only 4 days to raise the 102 foot column.                                                                             (photo Barbara Escher)

Mona Lisa LEGO Mosaic

Eric Harshabarger’s heart was clearly in Paris when he designed a 6 foot by 8 foot mosaic recreation of the Mona Lisa portrait. Incredibly, it is made up of only the 6 basic LEGO colors. The pièce de résistance consisted of over 30,000 plastic bricks.

2-Story LEGO House

In a vineyard in Dorking, England, a life-size 2-story abode was built entirely out of the tiny LEGO blocks. It took 3.3 million LEGO pieces and about 1,000 volunteers to assemble this structure. The mastermind behind the plan, James May, did not miss a single aesthetic detail; it had a bed, working plumbing and a stairway leading to the 2nd floor all made from LEGO pieces.(photo Lucy Bathgate)

MC Escher “Relativity” LEGO Rendition

It took Andrew Lipson and Daniel Shiu about six evenings to reproduce a version of this MC Escher lithograph. Escher (1898-1972) was a graphic artist from the Netherlands. He based much of his work on the laws of mathematics and science. “Relativity” was founded on the perception of a world without gravity.

Han Solo in Carbonite LEGO Sculpture

Nathan Sawaya, brickartist from New York, uses LEGO building blocks as a medium for his sculptures. This portrayal of Han Solo is an impressive LEGO Star Wars themed work of art. It took about 10,000 blocks and three months to complete this piece.

It is amazing what can be formed from these small plastic nubby bricks. Imagination plus LEGO blocks seem to equal endless possibilities. Discover a world of boundless creative potential. Visit one of Europe’s most artistic cities with flights to Barcelona from 1-800 Fly Europe to begin this journey.

 

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