“I’ll never LEGO, Jack.”
Sorry, couldn’t help myself, but you know you would have made the exact same joke after seeing this incredible, gigantic LEGO recreation of the Titanic as it hit that fateful iceberg, broke up, and sank. Made by Ryan McNaught, Mitchell Kruik, and Clay Mellington, this masterful homage required over 120,000 pieces and 250 hours of work over a 13-month span.
This is incredible and gorgeous, but it can be tough to appreciate how big this really is without a little perspective.
As you can imagine, building this was not exactly easy. McNaught wrote, “This model breaks a lot of normal brick building conventions, its sheer size and of course the angle it is on, together with the slice made for a significant amount of challenges, which with a lot of planning were overcome.”
I’ll say. The ship seems like it really is breaking apart as you look at it—that it’s about to split apart at any second. It has a very tangible energy to it, and also an inherent sadness. That might be why some really humorous details were included, to make it a little more fun. Check out this LEGO person crushed by a chandelier.
There are lots of other great details throughout, including people holding onto to the ship, survivors boarding lifeboats, and some passengers already struggling in the frigid Atlantic waters.
I wonder how long LEGO Rose would cling to LEGO Jack before forgetting the whole “never let go” promise. Think it’s longer than five seconds? I would imagine LEGO people are built from stronger stuff.
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Images: Ryan McNaught/Flickr