Best LEGO® Creations To Inspire Your Next Build
Best LEGO® creations
While we have been inundated with our own little LEGO masterpieces, it is no child’s play to build some of the biggest and most amazing LEGO® creations. Many large-scale dioramas and workable LEGO® structures have set their place in LEGO® history as some of the best LEGO® creations ever. So, here are our picks for the best LEGO® creations from around the world.
World’s first full-size air-powered LEGO® car
In 2013, two boys from Romania – 20-year-old Raul Oaida and his partner, Australian entrepreneur, Steve Sammartino – built a fully functional hot rod from LEGO® bricks, what’s amazing is that the car runs on compressed air-powered LEGO® radial engine. Dubbed the Super Awesome Micro Project, this crowd-funded project seats two passengers and can reach a top speed of 20mph. It took 20 months, $60,000 and 500,000 pieces of LEGO® bricks to put this beauty together. Although, this LEGO® masterpiece was built in Romania, it was shipped to Melbourne for test drive.
LEGO® USS Missouri
It took 3 years for Jim McDonough, a LEGO® enthusiast from Scotland, to build a 24ft model of the 890ft US warship – USS Missouri. All parts of the flotilla, including battleships, a fleet of aircraft carriers, shells, missiles, planes, fishing vessels and landing craft have been assembled without gluing LEGO® bricks together.
James May’s LEGO® House
When Top Gear’s Presenter James May decided to build a house, he wanted to do something different. He chose to make it purely out of LEGO® bricks. May made a full-size habitable house using LEGO® bricks with the help of more than a thousand volunteers. A whopping 3.2 million LEGO® bricks were used to build the two-storey plasticized Technicolor house. The architectural details, room furnishings, and fixtures of the house are all made up of LEGO® bricks. The house has a flushable toilet, working taps and basin, shower, a bed, a newspaper, and a LEGO® version of May’s cat. A garden, palm trees, vegetable patch, grapevine, lawn and a pond further punctuate the house. This year, May got the house dismantled after failing to find a buyer.
World’s tallest LEGO® tower
In June 2015, more than 50,000 spectators witnessed the construction of an extraordinary structure that is now the tallest LEGO® tower in the world. The 35.05m structure of half a million colorful LEGO® bricks holds the Guinness World Record for the tallest LEGO® tower in the world, and it was built at an Italian LEGO® event in Milan. The colorful LEGO® tower set the stage for a creative teamwork from thousands of volunteers and LEGO® enthusiasts who built it from scratch in a matter of 5 days.
Bricasso – World’s first LEGO® Printer
Built by popular LEGO® artist Jason Allemann, Bricasso is a LEGO® mosaic printer that prints 2D mosaics. Bricasso is purely made from LEGO® bricks and Mindstorm EV3 set. It uses the Mindstorms EV3 color scanner to reproduce any image using LEGO® plates, and can print images in up to nine colors.
If these creations have inspired you to roll up your sleeves and try making your own nifty creation, then join us at STACK – the largest event for fans of LEGO® in the Middle East. Perfect for kids of all ages, the whole family and Adult Fans of LEGO® (AFOLs), STACK is a unique fun family edutainment event where the everyone can build unique LEGO® creations, participate in over 35 fun LEGO® play activities and explore exciting LEGO® attractions. Anyone can take part in building challenges and competitions in this four-day LEGO® extravaganza at Skydive Dubai from the 19th to 22nd of October 2016. Do not miss this fun family event as there are many cool prizes to be won. Book your tickets here. Happy STACK-ing!
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