That there in the above picture isn’t just any cruise ship made out of Legos. No, it’s The Love Boat made out of Legos. The Love Boat with crew and Special Guest Stars. Made by Lego craftsman Ryan “The Brick Man” McNaught, it’s being shown at the Brickworld Lego convention — there’s a Lego convention? — in Chicago.
AND IT’S AWESOME.
Our crafts expert Mindy Holahan saw this and, knowing that I’m a sucker for any ridiculous thing made of Legos, sent me a Red Alert about it. There’s a whole gallery of photos here, showing the incredible and hilarious detail that went into this masterpiece. It has a Lego pool with Lego chaise longues, Lego bars and kitchens, a Lego below-deck movie theater, Lego cabins, Lego steerage… According to the Brick Man’s post in January when he unveiled this thing, he used just over 250,000 Lego pieces and included the whole crew — Captain Stubing, Doc, Isaac, Gopher, Julie — and “a whole series of 80’s washed up TV stars including none other than the Hoff!” IT HAS THE HOFF! IT’S PERFECT!
Now, if he’ll only start work on Lego Fantasy Island….