From Taj Mahal To A Buggati: Craziest ‘Lego’ Creations of All Times

Began in 1932, Lego has been one of the most popular toy makers in the world. Children and adults have been captivated by its ability to invoke creativity from a person. Lego has a variety of sets available and sells individual bricks. But what if we tell you that people have gone crazy with them and built amazing things out of those tiny bricks? Don’t believe us?

Here are the top ten craziest things that were built,

  • A Functional Home

In 2009, James May, an engineering genius, built a life-sized and liveable home containing more than 3 million bricks. Although the home was taken down the same year, it had a working toilet, shower and a kitchen! How cool is that?

James May in his Lego House Image Source NPR
James May in his Lego House
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  • The Taj Mahal

If you think that a life-sized house is cool, let us show you when a replica of the Taj Mahal was unveiled in Legoland, Dubai. An extremely realistic model, the Taj Mahal took nearly 280,741 bricks for it to be created.

The Taj Mahal at Dubai Legoland Image source Dreamstime
The Taj Mahal at Dubai Legoland
Image source: Dreamstime
  • X-Wing Fighter

Star Wars fans, this Lego creation would make you go gaga! Lego dropped one of the hottest Star Wars creations called the X-Wing starfighter. Lego had hired workers to build this amazing life-sized contraption. It weighs more than 45,000 pounds and used more than 5 million bricks.

The X Wing Starfighter on an exbhition in NYC Image Source NBC News
The X-Wing Starfighter in an exhibition in NYC Image Source: NBC News
  • A Lego Skyscraper

Various cities across the world have competed to design and construct the tallest Lego tower, however, Tel Aviv bagged the award by building a Lego tower with a height of 35 meters. It was started by the teachers who dedicated this project to an 8-year-old student who died while fighting cancer.

The Lego Tower in Tel Aviv Image Source ArchDaily
The Lego Tower in Tel Aviv
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  • New New York From Futurama

Anime fans, this is for you. Lego design master, Matt De Lanoy, built an extremely detailed version of New New York. The fictional town is depicted in the super-hit anime Futurama. Various important buildings have been created by Matt, including Planet Express, the Robot Arms Apartments, Momcorp HQ and much more.

New New York Image Source Pinterest
New New York
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  • A Detailed Map Of Japan

Lego’s Japanese subsidiary sponsored a country-wide effort to create an extremely detailed map of Japan. With over 5000 volunteers with 1.8 million Lego bricks, a map of Japan was successfully created.

The Detailed Map of Japan Image Source My Modern Met
The Detailed Map of Japan
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  • A Life-Sized Car

Created by genius engineers of Lego, the life-size Lego Volvo XC90 was created with nearly 200,000 bricks. It is located outside the Lego retailer in Vail, Colorado. However, one cannot drive this car as it is extremely unsafe.

The Volvo XC 90 Image Source Bston Volvo Cars
The Volvo XC 90
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  • A Presidential Inauguration

To honour the occasion of President Obama’s inauguration, Legoland California decided to build a replica of the 2008 inauguration. While looking at it for the first time, one takes more than 30 minutes to look at every detail of the inauguration. Right from Aretha Franklin’s performance to each guest to the portable toilets.

President Obamas 2008 Inauguration Image Source Trend Hunter
President Obama’s 2008 Inauguration
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  • The Titanic Replica

Built by a 15-year-old boy who has autism, the Titanic replica is the largest in the world with more than 56,000 bricks and is 26 feet long and 5 feet tall. Brynjar Karl Bigisson began building the model when he was just ten and completed it after 11 months.

Brynjar Karl Bigisson with his Titanic replica Image Source Interesting Engineering
Brynjar Karl Bigisson with his Titanic replica
Image Source: Interesting Engineering
  • Herobot 9000

The statue of Herobot 9000 is located in Bloomington, Minnesota. Standing at a height of 34 feet, it took more than 2 million bricks to make it. It is at a Lego store in the Mall of America, looking over customers.

The Herobot 9000 Image Source Twitter
The Herobot 9000
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References: BestLife

Featured image source: NPR

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