If you have the money, the time, and of course, the enthusiasm, nothing is impossible: three Chinese dads recently finished their project to rebuild Beijing’s Old Summer Palace from Lego blocks. The 4.47-square-meter behemoth cost them $45,000 and six months to put together, and the result is indeed impressive.
One of the men who participated in the construction, identified only as Wang, told the South China Morning Post that they used more than 660,000 bricks and spent four months researching and preparing for the building process. The team paid a visit to an Old Summer Palace theme park in Zhuhai for inspiration.
The Old Summer Palace was the main imperial residence during the Qing dynasty. It was regarded as an architectural masterpiece, famous for its magnificent gardens and artistic treasures. Sadly, it was completely destroyed by British and French troops during the Second Opium War in the nineteenth century.
[Images via SCMP / Bejiing Youth Daily]