15 of the Best Sculptures Made with Lego Bricks

Lego bricks are amazing and they are loved by children of all ages. They seem to have infinite possibilities as these 15 amazing sculptures attest to.

15 of the Best Sculptures Made with Lego Bricks
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The only limit to what you can build out of Lego blocks is your imagination. To fully illustrate this, we've found 15 of the best sculptures made with Lego bricks out there. Some of these are absolutely incredible and include some actual world records.

The following list is far from exhaustive and is in no particular order.

1. This is the tallest Lego structure (tower) in the world

Amount of Lego pieces used: 500,000 +

Location: Tel Aviv, Israel

This incredible Lego build is the tallest Lego tower structure (yet to be confirmed) in the world. It stands at 35.95 meters tall.

The project was undertaken to honor an 8-year-old cancer victim (and Lego-lover) Omer Sayag who had lost his battle with the disease.

Although claimed to be the tallest tower, the current official record holder is in Milan, Italy. Fittingly, the tower is actually named after him and is an incredible feat of Lego-building. 

 

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2. Legoland decided to swap a real Volvo car for a Lego sculpture, just for kicks

Amount of Lego pieces used: 200,000 +

Location: California, U.S. 

In 2011, Legoland decided to play a prank on their unsuspecting General Manager by swapping their real Volvo XC60 for a near-perfect Lego sculpture replica of a Volvo XC90. He was amazed to return to his beloved transport to find that it had been replaced with a lifesize scale Lego model. 

The incredibly detailed model is a true work of art and weighed in at a whopping 1057 kg. It was so heavy it required the use of a forklift truck to put it into place. 

 Legoland California Volvo Lego Car Full Size
Source: Volvo Car USA

3. This artist actually creates pieces of art using Lego bricks

Amount of Lego pieces used: Varies but largest (Mona Lisa) consumed 30,000 bricks

Location: Eric Harshbarger is based in Alabama in the U.S. 

Artist Eric Harshbarger creates amazing mosaics and other pieces of artwork using his skill and Lego pieces alone. As if this isn't specialized enough, he focusses on recreating famous works of art in Lego form.

His largest work to date, the Mona Lisa, used only six basic colors to create. Eric has an enormous portfolio of amazing Lego mosaics, Lego sculptures and many more. You can even commission him to build one for you. 

Eric Harshbarger lego art
Source: Eric Harshbarger

4. This Tower Bridge replica is a Guinness World Record Winner

Amount of Lego pieces used: Roughly 6 million bricks (5,805,846)

Build duration: 1 year

Location: Paddington Hall, United Kingdom

In 2016 Landrover approached Bright Bricks to create the largest Lego sculpture ever attempted. But wait, there's more.

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The proposal was to build a replica model of Tower Bridge and they wanted to be able to drive a Land Rover Discovery over the structure when completed. 

It took the team many millions of bricks, 1 year, and a hell of a lot of hard work to complete the structure. For their efforts, the team was rightfully awarded the Guinness World Record for largest Lego sculpture. 

5. This futuristic Lego map of Japan is incredible

Amount of Lego pieces used: 1.8 million bricks

Location: Japan

5,000 Japanese students in six different workshops managed to build an incredible futuristic map of Japan. So-called Project Build-up Japan was sponsored by Lego to celebrate their 50th year presence in Japan. 

It's not an exact replica of Japan but more of a concept model for the possible future topography of the nation. Built almost entirely out of ivory colored blocks, it is an eerily beautiful prediction of the future.

6. These incredibly spooky houses are a sight to behold

Amount of Lego pieces used: Varies but some use as many as 130,000 bricks

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Build duration: Varies but 'Three-storey Victorian with Tree' took 450 hours to build

Location: N/A

Mike Doyle is an incredible Lego sculptor who builds incredibly realistic models of Victorian-style houses that are absolutely stunning in their attention to detail. Each of his abandoned houses is meant to represent nature's ability to ruin anything man can build.

It's amazing to think that each and every one of his abandoned house sculptures is made exclusively out of plastic Lego bricks. 

Mike Doyle Lego House
Source: Mike Doyle

7. This school has one of its wall clad in Lego!

Amount of Lego pieces used: 1,263,801

Location: Cowley St. Laurence Church of England Primary School and Children’s Centre in Hillingdon, Greater London

The architects for the Cowley St. Laurence CoE Primary School wanted the school's children to take part in the design of their school. They decided to recruit children, parents, and teachers to help build one facade of the building out of Lego bricks.

The final result is 250 m2 of Lego awesomeness that has a patent pending for the Lego build process used.

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Cowley St. Laurence CoE Primary School, Hillingdon lego school wall
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8. This sculpture holds the Guinness World Record for the largest Lego ship

Amount of Lego pieces used: 2.5 Million bricks +

Build duration: 2 months by more than 1,000 builders

Location: Hong Kong

The world's largest Lego ship was built to celebrate the launch of a new 18-deck, 151,695-ton cruise ship. The project was achieved by Dream Cruises to mark the maiden voyage of the World Dream Ship.

The entire model weights 2,800 kg and measures in at 8.44 m long, 1.33 m wide and 1.53 m tall. 

 The world's largest Lego ship Hong Kong
Source: Guinness World Records

9. This Lego Mario is super awesome

Amount of Lego pieces used: 30,000 +

Build duration: 160 Hours +

Location: The Netherlands

This giant Lego statue of Mario is both awe-inspiring and has brought some good to the world. It was sold to raise funds for the Ronald McDonald Foundation in the Netherlands back in 2009 for around $3,700.

This charity raises money to supply proper housing for relatives of hospitalized children, in the vicinity of clinics.

Kaoru Nishihara lego mario The Netherlands
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10. This giant Lego robot sculpture is awe-inspiring

Amount of Lego pieces used: 2.8 Million Bricks

Location: Minnesota Mall of America

Called Herobot Nine Thousand, this robot sculpture is one of the most impressive Lego structures of all time. It stands at about 11.6 meters and weighing in at 6 tons its a real testament to the talent of its builders.

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Frankly, you'd be amazed it isn't the 'Real McCoy'. 

11. This Life-size Lego house is the dream home for any Lego-lover

Amount of Lego pieces used: 3.3 Million Bricks

Location: Denbies Wine Estate in Dorking, Surrey (Formerly)

This incredible life-size Lego house took 1,000 volunteers to build a 6-meter tall house. James May, of Top Gear fame, helped organize the construction with the help of 1,000 volunteer builders.

Although not entirely practical as a home it was situated in the middle of a vineyard. Despite this, it was later demolished as no buyer could be found but did have a working toilet and shower and it's own Lego key. 

The bricks were given away to charity following the building's demolition. 

James May Top Gear House Dorking, Surrey
Source: Peter Trimming /Innovative Design/Wikimedia Commons

12. This giant Lego Pharoah is truly incredible

Amount of Lego pieces used: 200,000 +

Build duration: 5 Months

Location: Legoland Windsor, Windsor, UK

Weighing more than 1 ton this giant Lego Pharaoh was made in the Czech Republic but has since found its home in the UK. To make this journey it was transported by truck and floated down the Thames.

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It was commissioned to be part of a new £3 Million attraction at Legoland Windsor to form part of the Kingdom of the Pharoah's display at the park. It took four modelers only five months to complete and traveled over 2245 km from the Czech Republic. 

 

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13. This model of the USS Intrepid is a Lego builder's fantasy

Amount of Lego pieces used: 250,000 +

Build duration: 600 hours

Location: Artist lives in Portsmouth, UK

This cool Lego build is one of the biggest, and most impressive, Lego ships ever made. Built at a scale of 1:40, it's as close to the reality of the famous WW2 aircraft carrier that has ever been achieved using Lego bricks.

Built by Lego artist and enthusiast David Dement, it measures in at over 6.7 meters and was inspired by his trip to the real one. It is complete with movable gun turrets, scale-model aircraft, and even crew escape rafts. 

Not only that but David built a working elevator from the main hanger to the main deck. 

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USS Intrepid ship lego model by David Dement
Source: Rex Hammock/Flickr

14. This 1:1 scale Lego model of an X-Wing is truly out of this world

Amount of Lego pieces used: 5.3 Million Bricks +

Build duration: 17,366 hours

Location: Artist lives in Portsmouth, UK

Coming complete with a life-size model of R2 D2, this full-scale Lego sculpture X-Wing has a total wingspan of just over 10 meters. What's more, the 'engines' can even light up and roar. 

The entire construction weighs 20856 kg. It is 3.35 meters tall, 13.1 m long and took 32 builders around 4 months to finish

In theory (if you'd get permission), you could even sit inside the cockpit and re-live your childhood ambitions of being Luke Skywalker or Biggs Darklighter (who are we kidding?).

15. These shadow art Lego sculptures need to be seen to be believed

Amount of Lego pieces used: Varies but some as many as 41,000 bricks

Location: Artist lives in Chicago

Artist John V. Muntean is an incredible Lego builder who makes models whose actual form is only realized once the model is backlit. His 'Magic Angle Sculptures' are a truly unique and fascinating use of these humble little plastic building blocks.

Each model uses light and movement to change the apparent amorphous masses of plastic into beautifully detailed shadow art. Some even contain three or more different images depending on the orientation of the model to the light source.

BONUS - Nathan Sawaya is an incredible Lego sculptor

Amount of Lego pieces used: Varies but "Yellow" consumed 11,014 bricks. "Rebirth of New Orleans2 consumed an amazing 120,000 + bricks.

Build duration: Varies but usually days. "Rebirth of New Orleans" took several weeks.

Location: Artist lives in New York City

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Nathan Sawaya is a truly incredible Lego artist. He specializes in creating human sculptures out of Lego and each one of his creations starts out with a hand-drawn concept. He is probably best known for his work "Yellow" which represents his move from the corporate world to a Lego artist.

Another one of his famous works is the "Rebirth of New Orleans", which was commissioned to commemorate the rebirth of the city after the devastation of Hurricane Catrina. 

Nathan Sawaya Yellow Lego sculpture
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