200,000 LEGO Brick Japanese Warship


How long do you think it would take to build a 200,000 LEGO brick model of the legendary Japanese Warship, Yamato? It took Jumpei Mitsui six years and four months to create the warship, which is built at a scale of 1/40, weighs over 330 pounds (150kg), measures 21 feet (6.6m) from bow to stern, and is 3 feet (1m) wide at the widest point of the ship. I bet Jumpei’s mom never got on his case for never finishing what he started.

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