It's amazing the work one can do with some dedication and bucket full of LEGO's, though this Beauty and the Beast themed project took much more than just a bucket of the popular bricks to complete.
Kevin Hall is a professional LEGO brick artist and was commissioned to build the Beast's iconic castle from the original animated film. In a new segment from Beyond the Brick, Hall described the process of putting the massive castle together, which took about six months to put together completely. The impressive residence features half a million LEGO bricks, 40,000 of which are located on the various roofs. You'll also notice the roof tiles are clipped on so they give the sloped perspective, and he even used ice cream attachments to give the windows a more formal look.
The highest tower on the castle stands at about 2.2 meters high, and in the ballroom there is a mini figure version of Beast, Belle, Lumiere, Cogsworth, and Fifi, with a lighted chandelier and rotating floor to boot.
"Well it's about a months worth of actual planning and watching the movie over and over again and freeze-framing it and looking at different sculptures and other models that you can get at Disneyland and things" said Hall. "Then actually doing my own interpretation of it and then planning out where all the actual rooms are going to go and where everything is actually going to sit and then, because I'm also a graphic designer, I can visualize what it's actually going to look like, and I'll freebuild it from that and actually build it up and then add all the details to it as well."
You can get a closer look at the impressive undertaking in the video above.
Beauty and the Beast is the fantastic journey of Belle, a bright, beautiful and independent young woman who is taken prisoner by a beast in his castle. Despite her fears, she befriends the castle’s enchanted staff and learns to look beyond the Beast’s hideous exterior and realize the kind heart and soul of the true Prince within. The film stars: Emma Watson as Belle; Dan Stevens as the Beast; Luke Evans as Gaston, the handsome, but shallow villager who woos Belle; Oscar® winner Kevin Kline as Maurice, Belle’s eccentric, but lovable father; Josh Gad as Lefou, Gaston’s long-suffering aide-de-camp; Golden Globe® nominee Ewan McGregor as Lumiere, the candelabra; Oscar nominee Stanley Tucci as Maestro Cadenza, the harpsichord; Gugu Mbatha-Raw as Plumette, the feather duster; six-time Tony Award® winner Audra McDonald as Madame Garderobe, the wardrobe; Oscar nominee Ian McKellen as Cogsworth, the mantel clock; and two-time Academy Award® winner Emma Thompson as the teapot, Mrs. Potts.
Beauty and the Beast will be released in U.S. theaters on March 17, 2017.
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