Michelangelo’s David might be a great example of Renaissance sculpting, but Arjan Oude Kotte’s MS Jutlandia is a great example of Lego shipbuilding. At ten-feet-long (3m) and five-feet-tall (1.5m) it was built using somewhere between 90,000 and 100,000 pieces of Lego, and at that size it’s the perfect scale for its minifig crew.
The real-life MS Jutlandia launched way back in 1934, but Kotte’s model dates back eleven months to when he first started planning his version. It took five months alone just to plan out its design and another six to build it, but that actually sounds kind of fast when you really start to explore the staggering level of detail here. There’s even a perfect ‘50s era helicopter perched on the ship’s rear helipad. [Flickr via The Brothers Brick]
This article originally appeared on Leg Godt, a Gizmodo blog on the wonder of bricks, bricks and more bricks