Built by Lego enthusiast Mike Doyle, this Victorian Era house is made entirely of Lego bricks with no other elements used. It has an eerie feel to it looking as though it’s abandoned with an old tree crushing one side.
From Mike’s page
Abandoned houses offer unique opportunities from a visual point of view. The deterioration transforms materials. Texture on top of texture. New patterns overtaking old ones. Nature repossessing. This textural aspect to deterioration and the patterns that it creates can be rich and fascinating to look at.
I also find that the experience of seeing a deteriorated house (or any familiar object) interesting. When looking at the image we see a dual image of the house â€“ one as it is, and one as it was. You see a huge hole in the side of the house not just as a hole, but also as an interruption of the known. And so the mind seeks to recreate the known. We fill in the holes. We project. Our eyes follow the angle of the broken awning to a point, now destroyed, and we can feel the mass that was of the front 3rd floor. The same with the porch covering. This visual duality â€“ the mind flipping between destruction and pre-destruction â€“ is magic. It’s entertaining and engaging.
Here are the specs of this awesome model:
5′ x 3′ x 2′
50k – 60k pieces
Black, white, dark and bluish gray, clear trans and black trans colors used.
No foreign materials (wood, glue, paint or otherwise) were used â€“ this is pure Lego.
Approx 450 hours to build