If you have a mini master builder at home, you know that imagination is the limit when it comes to what you can create with LEGO bricks. And a jaw-dropping new plastic brick creation is the perfect example of those limitless possibilities. A LEGO tree world record has just been set with a stunning sculpture built out of more than 800,000 bricks.

Legoland Japan just created the world’s largest cherry blossom tree out of LEGO bricks. Standing at just over 17 feet tall the amazing custom tree was built in a LEGO factory in the Czech Republic, then transported to Japan where it was pieced back together in the theme park. The finished tree weighs over 7,000 pounds and took 6,700 hours to build. The beautiful pink blossoms are decorated with hanging lanterns that actually light up at night.

At the unveiling Torben Jensen, president of LEGOLAND Japan was ecstatic about the record-breaking creation, “I’m excited to showcase this world’s largest LEGO brick cherry blossom tree. I hope that visitors enjoy a piece of Japanese culture in LEGOLAND Japan-style.”

The hard work earned an entry in the Guinness Book of World Records. Unfortunately, despite being made of plastic, these blooms are just as fleeting as the real sakura trees and will only be on display in the theme park for a few days.

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—Shahrzad Warkentin

Featured photo: Pixabay

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