James Mays Lego House by James MayTake a truly technicolour tour of one of the most remarkable construction projects of 2009 in all its architectural glory. British broadcaster, writer and toy nut-case James May lived a childhood dream by designing, building and sleeping in a quite stunning full-size house inspired by and completely made from LEGO, one of the worlds most favourite toys and a design icon in its own right. James Mays Lego House provides a complete photographic record of this stunning creation which now proudly holds the Guinness World Record for the largest free-standing LEGO structure. However, this is not a simple recreation of a childhood vision of a house but is fully informed by the simple complexity of LEGOs design philosophy centring around the basic eighter brick. Indeed, 3.3 million LEGO elements were used exclusively to create the two-storey house and its incredible fittings that range from a washing machine, furniture, cat and mouse, bed and bedding and fully functioning shower and toilet.
Track my home. A Lego house sounds like something a kid would throw together in the living room, but could you actually live in a Lego home? And at what cost? But a life-size Lego home? And then you need the labor. You can bend and shimmy wood and other building materials without causing any major structural issues.
James May is a British TV presenter. Best known for co-presenting the motor vehicle show Top Gear , in he also presented six episodes of the show James May's Toy Stories , where he took six traditional toys and, with the help of armies of volunteers, expanded them to a real-world scale. The fifth episode dealt with LEGO and saw James hoping to design, build and live in a functioning house made from LEGO bricks, with help from professional architects, builders, materials developers and interior designers. The major difficulty in designing the house was the fact that LEGO bricks are designed to separate easily, making them unsuitable for use in standard building elements such as beams and girders. The designers needed to come up with completely new ways of designing a structure so that the house would hold its own weight, as well as that of its contents and James May himself.
The premise of the 6-part show was to bring favourite toys of the past into the modern era, by using the toys in real life large scale enterprises.
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W hen he was a boy, James May wanted to build a real house out of Lego. With the help of television stardom, 3. May has set what he thinks should be a new world record: becoming the first man to live in a fully functioning house made of Lego. But the plastic brick house, and its tragic end, has affected him rather more profoundly. With lurid Lego furniture, a working toilet, hot shower and a bed made from Lego bricks, the house was assembled by volunteers. Resisting the impulse to wear the pair of Lego slippers that came with the house, May eased the pain caused by lying on the Lego bed by quaffing wine — in goblets made from Lego, naturally — from Denbies during his stay. The stripy Lego chairs and tables just look fab.
Workmen started breaking down the structure which consisted of 3. Plans for Legoland to move it to their theme park fell through because transport costs were too high and despite a final Facebook appeal for someone to take it, no-one came forward. The plastic bricks are to be donated to charity once the house on the Denbies Wine Estate in Dorking, Surrey, has been demolished. A spokesman for the estate said that the house had to be dismantled - because it did not have planning permission. Northern England landmarks recreated in Lego. Lego house demolished.