5,000 kids make future skyline of Japan out of 1.8M Lego

8:00 AM on 08.17.2012

I wasn't very good at making stuff out of Lego when I was a kid so I've always been super impressed when anyone, kids or adults, have made anything cool out of the little blocks.

This is cool and I'm impressed.

5,000 Japanese children from all over the country gathered at six different sites around Japan in order to make their vision of what they thought buildings would look like in the future. The pieces were then brought to Tokyo where they were assembled atop an 82-foot map of Japan. This was done for a Lego-hosted project called "Build up Japan" made to celebrate the building block's 50th anniversary in the country. The enormous display is now part of Japan's "Piece of Peace" exhibit sponsored by McDonald's and Yahoo! Kids Japan.

I love that this is made almost entirely out of bone-white blocks and how detailed some of the buildings turned out. Sorta looks like Tokyo-3 had a serious sprawl, there's just so much to look at. Even Godzilla would just stop and stare rather than destroy. There's even a little Ferris Wheel, windmills, and is that a boat on a pedestal?

Enjoy the pictures, there's a lot to take in!

[via Crunchyroll and Build up Japan on Facebook]

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