Life-size LEGO Bag End built by LEGO Model Shop

LEGO posted photos on their Facebook page yesterday of a life-size version of my favorite LEGO set, 79003 An Unexpected Gathering.

Life-size LEGO Bag End

Here’s what LEGO says:

It took a team of 12 model shop employees 3,000 hours to build this life size model of the LEGO Bag End set. In addition to containing over 2 million 1×1 bricks this model has working lights in the fireplace and over the bookstand as well as a chimney that really smokes!

I suspect that this display model was built for an upcoming trade show, like Toy Fair. We’ll ask around and update this post as we learn more.

You can see more views on the official LEGO and LEGO Shop Facebook pages.

5 comments on “Life-size LEGO Bag End built by LEGO Model Shop

  1. Tananavalley

    3000hrs/12 people = 250 hrs per person/8hr work day = 31.25 days if everyone worked the same hours.

    2,000,000 1×1 bricks/12 people=166,667 (rounded up)/31.25 days=5,334 1×1 bricks placed per day per person.

    This all equals the LEGO permanently engraved in their fingers and thumbs. And carpal tunnel.

  2. GBCTom

    Wait a minute…
    3000 hours, 12 people = 36,000 manhours.
    2,000,000 bricks / 36,000 manhours = 56 bricks per hour (per man).

    So put a brick on (they use little hammers… and glue), wait 1 minute and 4.8 seconds, put another brick on, etc.

  3. Tananavalley

    @GBCTom: I believe the total hours for all employees together was 3000 hours. If it were 3000 hours per person it would have taken them over 1 year and 5 plus months to build (using a 5 day work week) wich seems excessive to me.

    @Mr Dan: Of course we know, we were just curious of the 1x1s aspect of it.

    If the 1x1s were only half the pieces, they would have been placing a brick every 2.7 seconds. (4,000,000 bricks/3000 hours=1,334 bricks set per hour/60 minutes= 22 bricks set per minute/60 seconds= 1 brick set every 2.7 seconds. I am sticking with the carpal tunnel remark.

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