Ryan McNaught, certified LEGO builder, has accomplished an awesome feat by creating the world’s first LEGO Colosseum. Built with a staggering 200,000 LEGO bricks, the model is presented in cross-section, half in its present day ruined form and half in all its glory when the Colosseum was first built by the Romans, way way back circa 80 AD.
Built for the University of Sydney, Ryan’s LEGO Colosseum is currently on display at Nicholson Museum in Melbourne, Australia, until January 2013.
The Colosseum is ”the most technically challenging thing I’ve ever built,” McNaught told The Sydney Morning Herald. ”I’ve really got a new appreciation for the Romans and how they made things. For me, the challenge of making something oval-shaped out of square bricks was mind-boggling.”
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