Japanese Pro Lego Builder Creates 50,000 Piece Replica Of Hokusai’s The Great Wave
Fans of Katsushika Hokusai’s The Great Wave off Kanagawa can now find a one-of-a-kind Lego replica of the famous woodblock print in Japan.
Japanese professional Lego Builder Jumpei Mitsui created the replica for the Hankyu Brick Museum in Osaka.
The 3D reproduction, which is 154 centimeters (approximately 60.6 inches) long and 128 centimeters (approximately 50.4 inches) high, reportedly took over 400 hours to use around 50,000 Lego pieces.
In addition to a giant wave, the replica also includes several Lego boats and fishermen, as seen in Jumpei’s photos posted on Twitter on 8th of March. His now-viral post has over 24.1 million views and 163,000 likes.
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Although the exclusive artwork has found a home osakait will travel Boston for the Museum of Fine Arts Boston’s exhibition “Hokusai: Inspiration and Influence” which runs from March 26 to July 23. It will then be on temporary display at the Seattle Art Museum from October 19 to January 21, 2024.
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Jumpei, who is based in JapanAccording to his own statements, he is the youngest Lego Certified Professional Lego. There are currently only 21 Lego Certified Professionals worldwide.
Jumpei became a professional Lego builder while still studying at the University of Tokyo. Since then he has been commissioned by several companies and publications. His models were exhibited in Malaysia, Thailand and Japan.
Earlier this year Lego released one 1,810 piece The Great Wave set for consumers.
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