News: 3 Million Brick Lego House - Demolished

3 Million Brick Lego House - Demolished

With many internet/Lego nerds anxiously awaiting the completion of the world's first full size Lego House, Barnaby Gunning Architects and British TV personality, James May, finally unveiled the finished product this past Friday. The house (was) 100% Lego, "including a working toilet, hot shower and a very uncomfortable bed".

Unfortunately, the house was dismantled yesterday, just days after it was completed.

According to UK's Daily Mail, "About 1,000 volunteers built the 20 ft-tall house in Denbies Wine Estatein Dorking, Surrey – but now the vineyard needs the land back to harvest its grapes. If no one collects it by 8am on Tuesday, it will be hacked to bits with chainsaws."

The house wasn't "collected" by 8am. Plans for Lego Land to purchase the property fell through, and not a single buyer offered the 50,000 pounds to dismantle and rebuild.

What a waste (not to mention poor planning)! Sadly, the house is gone, but documentation does remain. Check it out.

3 Million Brick Lego House - Demolished

3 Million Brick Lego House - Demolished

3 Million Brick Lego House - Demolished

3 Million Brick Lego House - Demolished

3 Million Brick Lego House - Demolished

3 Million Brick Lego House - Demolished

3 Million Brick Lego House - Demolished

3 Million Brick Lego House - Demolished

3 Comments

Captain Slow is awesome!

That is completely ridiculous that someone would spend all that time to make something so beautiful and then put it somewhere stupid like a vineyard around harvesting time and not claim it or be able to move it!

What a waste of time and talent!! Now it's gone and all we have are pictures. They should've known better.

Just due to the fact that they didn't have the $81,000 needed to dismantle it and rebuild it in another location, the whole building get destroyed?!! WHHHAT?

I'd rather calculate how many bricks I need to build my own LEGO house according to Movoto's LEGO calculator. I would estimate the scale of the project prior to it get started!

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