Each spring, people visit Japan to see the cherry blossom trees in full bloom. And while they unfortunately only bloom for a short period, there’s one place where you can see a cherry blossom in constant bloom: LEGOLAND® Japan.
In order to celebrating its one-year anniversary and cherry blossom season, they decided to set up a world record attempt. At 14 feet tall and almost 5 feet wide, the incredible 3,333 kg piece set a new Guinness World Record for the largest LEGO brick cherry blossom tree.
Torben Jensen, president of LEGOLAND® Japan, was not only ecstatic to have a new landmark at the theme park, but also to see it break the official record. “I’m excited to showcase this world’s largest LEGO brick cherry blossom tree. I hope that visitors enjoy a piece of Japanese culture in LEGOLAND® Japan-style.”
The cherry blossom tree was originally designed and built by a team of staff in the Czech Republic. It was then shipped to Japan to be assembled, taking over 6,500 hours to complete with 881,470 bricks. The new installation at the Nagoya-based theme park was installed at the end of March and is ending now.
The impressive piece features a grassy base, large branches, a canopy with thousands of flowers, and even LEGO lanterns that illuminate the structure at night. For more of LEGOLAND® Japan’s impressive projects, take a look at their website.
LEGO cherry blossom construction
While the more than 800,000 Lego bricks is impressive, the tree is far from being the largest ever Lego sculpture. That record belongs to Land Rover. They created a model of London’s Tower Bridge over the course of a year, using an astounding 5,805,846 bricks.
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