In the month of February, a Lego enthusiast and brickfilmer took the internet by storm. He recreated the trailer of Tom Cruise’s Top Gun: Maverick using Lego bricks. And, amazed us with his insane talent.
Now, another Lego fan, Hoang Dang, is giving creativity a new name. In a room full of boxes filled with Lego, the industrial designer from Vietnam owns more than 2 million bricks. He collected the bricks over the last 10 years. The sheer number gives us an idea of the variety of colours and sizes in his possession.
South China Morning Post shared a video wherein Dang builds a ship, picking bright coloured bricks from his collection. Going into the details, he told the publication that he categorises bricks based on their functionality. While some bricks he uses to build walls, others he uses for the details.
See the video here:
Meet Vietnam’s biggest Lego fan, who collected more than 2 million bricks over the last decade. pic.twitter.com/IKIeoJTbtX
— SCMP News (@SCMPNews) March 31, 2021
Dang told South China Morning Post that it is tough for him to say how many bricks are actually there in the boxes. He spends about 95 per cent of the time just finding the right bricks. He said, “I often spend a whole evening looking for that one brick.”
Dang also revealed that he draws inspiration from scenes that are close to home. “I took inspiration from a temple I saw in the Old Quarter on my way back from work,” he said in the clip. He found this particular temple to be a mixture of both – ancient and modern – which he admires.