Cherry blossoms are a symbol of spring in Japan, one that graciously represents the fragility and preciousness of life. It’s a reminder that life is overwhelmingly beautiful, but at the same time tragically short. During this season, when the trees are in their full bloom, Japanese people come with their family and friends to celebrate springtime with music, food and drinks.
In the spirit of celebration, Japanese people took these beautiful trees to the next level and built the largest cherry blossom tree made entirely of Lego bricks. The tree was originally designed in the Czech Republic and then shipped to Legoland Japan in Nagoya, where it was assembled. It was also meant to celebrate the theme park’s first anniversary.
It took over 6,500 hours of work to finish it and exactly 881,470 Lego bricks were needed to pull this off. Over 14 feet tall and almost five feet wide, the tree has been registered in the Guinness Book of World Records as the ‘largest Lego brick cherry blossom tree.'”
This pretty Lego structure features a grassy green base, a canopy with thousands of flowers, and Lego working lanterns that glitter at night. Check it out below!