So you say that you’re in self-imposed quarantine and you’re getting more than a little bit edgy.  Although you are having a break from work, boredom is beginning to set in.  You need something to do.  Desperately.

They say that using your mind in creative building areas can keep you focused and happy.  Maybe even breaking out those lego bricks you had as a kid could be interesting?  Perhaps you need a diversion with your kids?

Brickman Lifesize Britten

If this sounds attractive, you could do what the Brickman team does and build yourself a life-size Britten V-1000.  If you don’t know who the Brickman team is, we’ve taken this blurb from their YouTube page.

The Brickman is a team of skilled LEGO® brick artists and craftspeople based in Melbourne, Australia and led by Ryan McNaught, aka “The Brickman”, who is proud to be a LEGO® certified Professional, one of only 14 in the world and the only one in the Southern Hemisphere.

Ryan and his team have built some of the worlds most detailed and huge LEGO® brick models, and even have the honour of being responsible for building models for LEGO® offices around the globe. Having produced 4 global touring exhibitions and hundreds of models for museums, galleries and shopping locations around the world, there really isn’t anything that they cannot make out of LEGO® bricks. Over the years Ryan and his team have won many awards for their works and they maintain a unique style which makes their creations some of the best and most recognisable in the world. – The Brickman’s about page.

In the case of the Britten V-1000, the Brickman team built their life-size creation for Toyco St. Lukes.  And the process is quite amazing.  Check out this time-lapse video of the team building the Britten.  (Note: this video is different than the featured video.)

Getting a feel for the scale

It’s clear that the team is very skilled and talented in creating their designs.  Unfortunately, the video does not give a great idea of the scale of the model.  But their video of the Brickman’s build of a Harley-Davidson does give you some sense of scale after its completion.  Check this one out.

So now that you know what can be done with Lego’s, maybe it’s time to go back to your childhood again for some playtime.  Good luck!

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