Did you play with Legos as a kid? Millions of children around the world did, and some never outgrew their obsession with the building block toys. Originally introduced by the Lego Group, a Danish company founded by carpenterOle Kirk Christiansen, the design was repeatedly tweaked until it became the familiar system we know today in 1958. They are made from ABS (acrylonitrile butadiene styrene) polymer.
All kinds of objects have been constructed with Legos. It truly is a toy whose fun potential is limited only by its users’ imaginations. Here’s a recent example, a life-size Toyota Camry built entirely from Lego bricks…an astounding 500,000 of them:
This project took 900 hours in eight weeks to complete and is astounding in its detail. It weighs around 4,000 pounds, even more than the actual steel car upon which it is modeled. The Camry features functioning headlights, brake lights and turn signals and sports authentic looking Toyota badges.
This beauty was the brainchild of Australian Ryan “The Brickman” who has somehow found a way to make a living by building things of Legos. It’s safe to say that with his company’s supply of Lego blocks (he claims it’s the largest stash in all of Australia) The Brickman can build just about anything you—or he—can imagine.
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