Taking 250 hours to make and using 120,000 plastic bricks, Ryan McNaught just recently created the tallest Lego model in Australia. Standing 5.7 meters high (or 18.7 feet), it's of the Saturn V rocket that in 1969 launched Apollo 11 and delivered humans to the moon for the very first time. Look closely and you'll see that this impressive creation comes complete with a launch pad, LED lights and lift-off smoke. Cutaway sections show the inside of the rocket and this sculpture even features tiny Lego astronauts as well as a few unexpected hitchhikers!
Incredibly, McNaught built the model to the scale of the minifig. On design alone, it took him about 20 hours, saying that it involved "a lot of research on the net, fact gathering, then mathematical calculations to work out scale and size, also how to get the structure right because I was going so high."
Ryan McNaught, who calls himself The Brickman, is only one of 13 certified Lego professionals in the world. His amazing recreation will be on display at Australia's premiere Lego show, Brickvention, inside the Melbourne Town Hall on January 21 and 22. (Tickets must be pre-booked online.) Awesome!
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