Artist Uses 20,000 LEGO Bricks to Create Incredible Replica of Hamburg’s Elbphilharmonie

Elphilharmonie LEGO Architecture by Brick Monkey

From ancient Rome to Harry Potter, creative individuals meticulously use LEGO bricks to create mind blowing scale models. And now, one of the most anticipated pieces of contemporary architecture to open its doors this year, the Elbphilharmonie concert hall in Hamburg, gets the LEGO treatment.

LEGO sculptor Brick Monkey recreated Herzog & de Meuron's masterpiece in stunning detail. Using 20,000 pieces, the model also opens up to reveal the concert hall's interior. Brick Monkey spent about 110 hours on the model, which measures approximately 4 feet long (1.2 meters) and 1.2 feet (1 meter) tall, while weighing about 55 pounds (25 kilograms).

Incredibly detailed, he's masterfully recreated the building's signature undulating roof, as well populated the terraces and interiors with LEGO concertgoers. Impressively, the sides and top detach for easy transportation. We can't help but think that star architects Herzog & de Meuron would be pleased to know their work has been immortalized with LEGO pieces, joining the ranks of other famous architectural monuments.

Brick Monkey's LEGO architecture model of the Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg took 110 hours to complete and used 20,000 LEGO bricks.
Elphilharmonie scale model LEGO

Elphilharmonie LEGO Architecture by Brick MonkeyElphilharmonie scale model LEGO

The 55-pound scale model opens, revealing the concert hall's interior.
Elphilharmonie LEGO Architecture by Brick Monkey

Elphilharmonie LEGO Architecture by Brick MonkeyElphilharmonie scale model LEGOElphilharmonie LEGO Architecture by Brick Monkey

No detailed is overlooked in the LEGO replica, including the undulating roof of the Herzog & de Meuron designed building.
Elphilharmonie scale model LEGO

Elphilharmonie LEGO Architecture by Brick MonkeyElphilharmonie scale model LEGO


Elphilharmonie scale model LEGOElphilharmonie scale model LEGOBrick Monkey: Website | Flickr
h/t: [Arch Daily]

All images via Brick Monkey.

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Jessica Stewart

Jessica Stewart is a Contributing Writer and Digital Media Specialist for My Modern Met, as well as a curator and art historian. Since 2020, she is also one of the co-hosts of the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast. She earned her MA in Renaissance Studies from University College London and now lives in Rome, Italy. She cultivated expertise in street art which led to the purchase of her photographic archive by the Treccani Italian Encyclopedia in 2014. When she’s not spending time with her three dogs, she also manages the studio of a successful street artist. In 2013, she authored the book 'Street Art Stories Roma' and most recently contributed to 'Crossroads: A Glimpse Into the Life of Alice Pasquini'. You can follow her adventures online at @romephotoblog.
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