A cryptic tease hit the movie press corp on Thursday: an image featuring a single pink Lego brick, and the name of Wes Anderson’s latest masterpiece, The Grand Budapest Hotel. Many – myself included – began wildly speculating about a collaboration between the indie filmmaker and massive toymaker on a consumer set. Alas, that’s not the case.
Instead, to help promote the June 17 Blu-ray release of the film, Fox Searchlight hired Lego builder Ryan Ziegelbauer and his team to create a huge version of the hotel to put on display. The result took 575 hours, is made of more than 50,000 bricks, weights 150 pounds, stands 7 feet tall and stretches 6.5 feet wide. It’ll be on display at The Grove in Los Angeles June 14 and 15 and we’ll have some more details photos over the weekend.
For now, check out a video of the impressive build of The Grand Budapest Hotel Lego.
Thanks to Fox Searchlight for this video.
The Grand Budapest Hotel Lego
Again, the actual building will be in person at The Grove in Los Angeles from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. June 15 and 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. June 15.
The Grand Budapest Hotel, directed by Wes Anderson, hits Blu-ray June 17. I think it’s an absolute stunner of a film. Read my review here and check back over the weekend for detailed photos of the Lego hotel.