October 26, 2009

Pop-Up LEGO Buddhist Temple

I've always been a huge fan of LEGOs, but I was the type of kid who followed the exact directions on the box and then never dismantled my structures. I bow to those makers who can create their very own design with LEGOs as their medium.

This replica of the Kinkaku-ji Zen Buddhist temple in Tokyo actually pops up out of its "box", and was made by the very talented talapz.

[via Laughing Squid]


PassionKNITly October 26, 2009 at 9:12 AM  

That's amazing. I've been hyper aware of LEGO recently because we've been working with them on The LEGO Book and LEGO Star Wars: The Visual Dictionary.

It was on "How They Do It" this weekend on the discovery channel though, that I found out that there are 62 LEGO bricks for every person on the planet and that every year the LEGO factory makes 2 more for everyone. Which I think is kinda insane.

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