Now this is fantastic! Seattle LEGO builder Alice Finch spent a year building a replica of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft & Wizardry from J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter book series out of 400,000 pieces of LEGO.
It would've been impressive enough had she just built the exterior of the building, but Alice also recreated the interior in stunning details. The Brothers Brick interviewed the LEGO artist:
TBB: Do you have any idea how many bricks you used?
AF: 400,000 bricks give or take a few. When dealing with this large of a structure, it is very difficult to know how many bricks there are. Some experienced builders have said more, some less, so this is about the middle of the guesses. I do know there are about 10,000 bricks just in the big central staircase to give you a sense of scale. It is built in the shape of an L, where each side is about 13 feet (nearly 4 meters) long.
TBB: That’s a lot of bricks. How much did it cost, and where did you get all that LEGO?
AF: I do not know how much it costs and I don’t really want to know, although lots of other people do. I have ordered most of the tan by the box, and many other parts by the hundreds or thousands from all over the world. For example, most of the sand green roof slopes came from Germany.
Feast in the Great Hall
Hungarian Horntail: there are 3,500 cones on the roof of the Grand Staircase
Wobbly Bridge and Stone Circle