Japanese professional Lego builder results in 50,000-piece replica of Hokusai’s ‘The Great Wave’


Followers of Katsushika Hokusai’s “The Excellent Wave off Kanagawa” can now find a special Lego replica of the famous woodblock print in Japan.

Japanese qualified Lego builder Jumpei Mitsui established the duplicate for the Hankyu Brick Museum in Osaka.

The 3D copy, which is 154 centimeters (about 60.6 inches) lengthy and 128 centimeters (around 50.4 inches) inches tall, reportedly took more than 400 several hours to comprehensive employing about 50,000 Lego parts.

In addition to a big wave, the duplicate also capabilities various Lego boats and fishers, as witnessed in images Jumpei posted on Twitter on March 8. His now-viral publish has over 24.1 million views and 163,000 likes.

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Although the special artwork has discovered a dwelling in Osaka, it will vacation to Boston for the Museum of Wonderful Arts Boston’s show “Hokusai: Inspiration and Influence,” which will operate from March 26 to July 23. It will then be briefly shown at the Seattle Artwork Museum from Oct. 19 to Jan. 21, 2024.

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Jumpei, who is based mostly in Japan, is the youngest Lego Licensed Specialist, in accordance to Lego. Presently, there are only 21 Lego Certified Gurus in the earth.

Jumpei became a professional Lego builder even though even now learning at the University of Tokyo. Considering that then, he has been commissioned by several providers and publications. His models have been exhibited in Malaysia, Thailand and Japan.

Earlier this calendar year, Lego released an 1,810-piece “The Good Wave” established for shoppers.

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