IF YOU HAD TO! Like, say you were in some sort of “The Bet”-type scenario and someone bet you that spending a year recreating something from TV or film in LEGOs was worse than the death penalty. “No it’s not, and I’ll do it to prove you wrong,” you’d say, because first of all it isn’t worse than the death penalty, and second of all they were going to give you a bunch of money at the end of it. Ok? It’s not totally the same as “The Bet,” and it lacks any kind of meaning, but that’s why I said it was “The Bet”-type. A TYPE of thing like “The Bet,” in that it includes a bet. So. Relax! WHAT STRUCTURE WOULD YOU PICK? I ask because Seattle-area LEGO builder Alice Finch won BrickCon (we can imagine what it is) last October for her recreation of the inside and outside of Harry Potter‘s Hogwarts, and she just released photos of the thing, and building it seems like it must have been an absolute nightmare! (Unless you are a LEGO building enthusiast, which she is.) (Then I bet it seems like a dream!) From an interview with her in Brothers Brick:
The Brothers Brick: How long did it take you to build your LEGO Hogwarts?
Alice Finch: I spent 12 months building over an 18-month time span (I was out of the country or working on other projects for the other 6).
TBB: Do you have any idea how many bricks you used?
AF: 400,000 bricks give or take a few. When dealing with this large of a structure, it is very difficult to know how many bricks there are. Some experienced builders have said more, some less, so this is about the middle of the guesses. I do know there are about 10,000 bricks just in the big central staircase to give you a sense of scale. It is built in the shape of an L, where each side is about 13 feet (nearly 4 meters) long.
AHHHHHHHHHHHHH! “My hands are shaking and I just lost my vision, if that gives you a sense of how much of a nightmare it would be to have to put together so many tiny LEGOs while having to worry about what would happen if something happened to the house and you had to start over.” So. WHICH WOULD YOU PICK, TO ASK AGAIN? This is a very important discussion, I hope we spend a lot of time here today. I would recreate the parents’ house from Buffalo ’66. Or all of space from 2001: A Space Odyssey. Or the high school from Clueless. “It just looks like a high school.” “AS IF!” ORRRRRR, what. The weddings from Wedding Crashers? The scene with The Shins from Garden State? Juno’s belly? Remember that you have to take a full year, NO BREAKS! LEMME KNO. (Via Geekologie.)