There are the LEGO fans, and then these fanatics who take the popular bricks to a whole new level. They range from a life-sized NES controller that actually works (above), to a map of Japan made from 1.8-million bricks. Continue reading to see five more incredible LEGO creations that you won't believe are real.
7. Star Wars: Episode 1 - The Phantom Menace
Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace has now made its way to the LEGOLAND Discovery Center, located in the Manchester shopping center. It's entirely hand crafted and took a staggering 250,000 LEGO bricks to assemble. Featuring over 2,000 minifigs that cover the desert planet of Tatooine, along with the beautiful planet of Naboo.
6. Han Solo Frozen in Carbonite
Professional LEGO artist Nathan Sawaya used 10,000 pieces to construct his latest project: a 6 foot tall replica of the classic Han Solo Frozen in Carbonite scene. Using mostly gray LEGO pieces, it took Nathan nearly 3 months of grueling work to complete the scene.
Ryan McNaught gives historic structures a twist by building one entirely from LEGO. This structure took nearly 200,000 bricks to piece together, and was on display at the Nicholson Museum in Melbourne, Australia. It's displayed in half and half form, showcasing the Colosseum in its present day form on one side along with Rome's original Colosseum circa 80 AD on the other.
4. Map of Japan
Believe it or not, 1.8-million LEGO bricks were used to create a small map of Japan to help celebrate the iconic brand's 50 year anniversary in the country. That's right, LEGO Japan sponsored a cross country workshop in which 5,000-plus people from 6 different regions teamed up to build this impressive map of Japan.
3. Batman Batcave
The Batman Batcave you see above was built as a collaboration project between Carlyle Livingston II and Wayne Hussey, and absolutely no details were spared. This project took them 800-hours over twelve weeks to finish. They used 20,000 bricks and parts to build this 100-pound replica, which comes complete with working lights.
2. LEGO Hogwarts
Built by brick master Alice Finch, this massive LEGO Hogwarts School from Harry Potter consists of a whopping 400,000 pieces and took her nearly a year of hard work to complete. This amazing creation recently took home the Best in Show and People's Choice awards at BrickCon 2012.
1. NES Controller
Baron von Brunk is no ordinary Nintendo fanatic, he's also a LEGO master, and this fully-functional brick controller was the result of both loves. It took several months, utilizing thousands of LEGO bricks, to complete the 5-foot long controller you see above, which plugs right into any standard NES console.