Posted on Sunday, June 15th, 2014 by Germain Lussier
You’ve seen the video, now see it up close and personal.
Saturday in Los Angeles actor Tony Revolori joined Lego builder Ryan Ziegelbauer to officially reveal the 50,000 piece Lego version of Wes Anderson‘s The Grand Budapest Hotel. The event was held at outdoor mall The Grove, as dozens of people stood around to watch the pair pull the curtain back, take pictures and answer questions. It took Ziegelbauer 72 days, totaling 575 hours, along with a team of ten to create the massive building. They had to source many of the pieces from collectors around the world, including 14 US states and all over Europe. The entire endeavor can be described in one word: massive.
The Lego Grand Budapest Hotel was build with the financial assistance of Fox to help promote the Blu-ray edition of Wes Anderson’s magnificent film. That takes places Tuesday June 17. Below, check out some photos of the event as well as some up close detailed shots, and find how where you can see the Lego Grand Budapest Hotel on display for the rest of the summer.
Here are some photos from Saturday’s Los Angeles unveiling as well as some detailed shots. Photos courtesy of Dan Steinberg/Invision. Click on each for high res.
Lego Grand Budapest Hotel
While the Lego Grand Budapest Hotel left The Grove in Los Angeles Sunday June 15, it was going directly to the A+D Architecture and Design Museum in Los Angeles for a new exhibit called Small, Medium, Large, Extra Large. It’ll be part of that exhibit until August 31. You can read more about it at this link.
As for the particulars, besides taking 575 hours of work and over 50,000 bricks, the Lego Grand Budapest Hotel weights 150 pounds, stands 7 feet tall and stretches 6.5 feet wide. It’s a beast.
Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel hits Blu-ray and DVD on June 17. I can’t recommend this wonderful film enough.