300,000 Lego bricks were used to create a 10ft by 26ft miniature city of the 2008 Beijing Olympics including the Bird Nest Stadium and the Water Cube swimming center.
How much would this cost?
I have a general rule when buying LEGO sets. I like to pay five dollars for every 100 pieces (that’s five cents a piece). 300,000 bricks would cost $15,000. Whoa, fifteen grand just for the supplies to create this stadium. That’s not even including the 4,500 LEGO people. I have no idea how much figures cost. What. Like a dollar a figure? So that’s at least $20,000 in supplies. Now keep in mind, you’d need A LOT more supplies to have extra on hand, cuz you never just use exactly the amount of bricks you need to build something.
The Hong Kong Lego User Group certainly has a large supply of LEGOs. Aside from the cost, this display is very impressive. It’s an increadible work of art. 🙂
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