California-based LEGO Master Model Builder and Wes Anderson fan Ryan Ziegelbauer recently unveiled a project that combines these two interests: a massive replica of the Grand Budapest Hotel from Anderson's most recent film of the same name. This seven-foot-tall sculpture required more than 50,000 LEGO blocks and took 575 hours to construct.
“I’m a huge Wes Anderson fan, and we decided this was the perfect building to build,” Ziegelbauer told USA Today. “It’s a Victorian-style building with lots of details and an amazing pink color. As a LEGO designer, it’s cool because it’s a color we haven’t used before.”
The structure will be on display at the Architect and Design Museum in LA through August.
Ziegelbauer celebrated the unveiling of his masterpiece by having a photo sesh with The Grand Budapest Hotel star Tony Revolori.