LEGO Great Wave Off Kanagawa
Brick master Jumpei Mitsui recently unveiled his latest creation, and it’s the famed painting from the Edo-period of Japan, Hokusai’s Ukioy-e print “The Great Wave off Kanagawa”. It took him over 400-hours and 50,000 pieces to recreate this masterpiece. Even before starting the build, Mitsui had to study videos of waves crashing as well as academic papers on the topic. Next, he sketched a detailed model of the LEGO model, complete with boats. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.


LEGO Great Wave Off Kanagawa
LEGO Great Wave Off Kanagawa
LEGO Great Wave Off Kanagawa
He used various curved LEGO bricks to create the wave’s foam, but the rest of it is just standard pieces. The foam was added to give a sense that the waves are breaking and crashing down into the water. Want to see this in person when travel restrictions are lifted? Just head on over to the Hankyu Brick Museum in Osaka, Japan.

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It reminded us about how there is beauty in broken things and tried to capture the sense of this using LEGO bricks. It’s a small example of the amazing play possibilities of the brand,” said LEGO Agency Head of Creative in Singapore Primus Nair.