50,000 Legos Can Make for a Wave of Fun

What fun would it be to create artworks with plastic building blocks as your full-time job? Japanese artist, Jumpei Mitsui is one of 21 LEGO Certified Professionals in the world. Sounds like a future job opportunity for one or both of the Fichandler twins. The two of them are masters with LEGOs, but I think they too would be pretty amazed at the incredible artwork of Jumpei. I was blown away.

Jumpei’s most recent masterpiece was the recreation of Katsushika Hokusai’s The Great Wave off Kanagawa. This piece of art took him 400 hours and contains 50,000 cobalt blue and white LEGOs. It is absolutely incredible how a bunch of little plastic blocks can be turned into a rip-roaring wave. Jumpei’s wave is on permanent view at the Hankyu Brick Museum in Osaka. More of his work can be seen on YouTube, Twitter, and Instagram.

Mitsui’s sketches for The Great Wave build.

Images by Jumpei Mitsui

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