Who would have thought that after being around for 70 years, Lego would make such a statement in 2009? We've seen everything from wearable Legos to structures being built from them, so let's take a look back at some of the best Lego items of the year.
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It's no doubt that we all love Legos, and taking the title of our favorite Lego-themed item for 2009 (by a huge margin) is the giant Lego House. And I'd have to agree! It's amazing what Lego fanatic and artist James May put together earlier this year, and it's definitely one for the record books. This two-story Lego palace, which was set up in the middle of a vineyard, sports a working bathroom, and is covered inside and out with bricks pieced together by 272 Legos. More than three million bricks were used to build the Lego pad, so doing some quick math here — that's over 816 million Lego pieces!
I will confidently wager that you've spent a fair amount of time building miniature cities with Legos at some point in your lives if you call yourself a geek. I know I did. Not only cities, but spaceships and boats, and forts, and . . . well, you get the picture. But James May, a toy fanatic from the UK (who has his own TV show), built a real house from Legos.
This two-story Lego palace, which resides in the middle of a vineyard, sports a working bathroom, and is covered inside and out with bricks pieced together by 272 Legos. Over three million bricks were used to build the Lego pad, so doing some quick math here — that's over 816 million Lego pieces! Sheesh. I wonder what they'll do with the Legos once James moves out?
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