Posted Sunday, June 26, 2011 11:16 AM | Contributed by Jeff
[Ed. note: Story is a little old, but worth reading! -J]
James May has just built the world’s first full-size Lego house – including a working toilet, hot shower and a very uncomfortable bed – using 3.3million plastic bricks. About 1,000 volunteers built the 20ft-tall house in Denbies Wine Estate in Dorking, Surrey – but now the vineyard needs the land back to harvest its grapes. May says Legoland reneged on a deal to take it to their theme park in Windsor, Berkshire, after deciding it would be too expensive to move.
Read more from The Daily Mail.
That's pretty cool.
At 2.2lbs per 400 bricks, it would weigh 18,150lbs. But that's based on an 8 dotted brick. So, depending on what all they used, that might be off a bit.
Sounds like it's not that the park backed out so much as in his typical fashion James May did what he wanted to do shunning the advice of the Legoland builders. It's built on a platform, apparently with the idea that it could be loaded on a flatbed and transported to the park. No mention is made whether or not it they glued the bricks. If they didn't , the structure wouldn't survive the trip.
Im sure that they could use it on top gear for something.
I think Legoland should have Mythbusters build a replica of that giant boulder they created a few seasons back.
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