Massive Lego 'Grand Budapest Hotel' is 50,000 whimsical bricks

Ryan Ziegelbauer, a LEGO Master Model Builder, designed this Lego replica of Wes Anderson's The Grand Budapest Hotel with over 50,000 bricks. This two-minute video is condensed from hundreds of hours of design work and construction. The result is every bit as whimsical and charming and beautiful as a Wes Anderson film. I love it.

The build coincides with tomorrow's release of The Grand Budapest Hotel on Blu-Ray.

In celebration of the movie's June 17 DVD release, Ryan Ziegelbauer, a Lego model designer, and a team of eight builders were tasked with constructing the European hotel from the brick ground up. More than 50,000 Lego bricks sourced from wholesalers in 14 US states and from as far away as Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Germany, and Italy were used to complete the hotel. The team spent 575 hours assembling the expansive building, which ended up weighing 150 pounds and reaching seven feet tall and over six feet wide. - Geek Sugar

And yes, they're gluing bricks, but BFD. This is a gorgeous build and I want it! If you're in Los Angeles today you can see it for yourself. It'll be on display at "The Grove" all day.

Massive Lego 'Grand Budapest Hotel' is 50,000 whimsical bricks

Here's Ryan with his build:

Massive Lego 'Grand Budapest Hotel' is 50,000 whimsical bricks

The original poster:

Massive Lego 'Grand Budapest Hotel' is 50,000 whimsical bricks


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