This dude recreated a scale model of New York City. With LEGO.

Illustration for article titled This dude recreated a scale model of New York City. With LEGO.

3d artist and motion designer JR Schmidt wins some serious points on detail for using maps, satellite data, and images like the one below to "set the elevation and color of the blocks" comprising his (digitally rendered) LEGO-fied New York City. Someone needs to bring this project to fruition. It would easily be some of the most impressive plastic-brick construction we've seen since LEGO Bat Cave.

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ToddBuffington
Todd Buffington

That's not Lego. He didn't build it.

Unless you count rendering terrible looking graphical representations of the beloved Lego on his computer, building.