The tiny blocks produced by LEGO have been used to construct some colossal creations. The Taj Mahal, the Statue of Liberty, and the Millennium Falcon have all been recreated with the interlocking, plastic bricks, but none of those builds compare to a new display in China. As Nerdist reports, this epic model inspired by The Lord of the Rings has been named the largest mini brick build ever by Guinness World Records.
It took a team of 50 LEGO architects three years to put together the exhibit at the children’s museum Smaerd Land in Shenzhen, Guangdong, China. The sprawling diorama captures the world of J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings, with a focus on the iconic battles from the book and movie series. In total, the LEGO creation consists of 150 million bricks covering 2060 square feet. You can see the scene in all its glory in the video below.
The impressive work of toy art caught the attention of the Guinness World Records committee, who officially recognized the achievement on January 10, 2021. Considering the time and materials that went into earning it, this record will likely stand for a while.
Guinness has awarded many world record certificates to artists who use LEGO bricks as their medium. Some of the more specific LEGO-related Guinness World Records include the largest LEGO caravan and biggest LEGO cherry blossom tree.