Sean built a model of The Great Wall of China for a Chinese documentary about LEGO.
About this creation
In 2006, a Hong Kong TV crew filmed a documentary called 至爱品牌 乐高 ("Lovemarks: LEGO") about the passionate followings of LEGO. Sean flew out and built a sculpture of the Great Wall of China using thousands of LEGO bricks, and was interviewed for the documentary. Fellow brick artist Nathan also came out to help; together, they were filmed building the Great Wall LEGO model over the course of about 90 minutes.
Highlights (about 2 minutes)
Sean was interviewed shortly about his passion for LEGO toys. The final documentary aired September 30, 2006 in Mandarin Chinese on Fuji TV (51/Horizons) in Hong Kong. 至爱品牌 乐高 , 长城 , 中国
The Great Wall of China was initially built as separated walls by different states before the unification of China to protect their land from invasions. After the Qin Dynasty proved to be the most powerful and took over most of the lands, Emperor Qin Shi Huang connected several walls and built the first Great Wall of China between 220–206 BC, and, thus, called “10,000 li Wall.” The great wall of China was established to prevent any invasion attempts and savage attacks by the northern nomadic tribes and dynasties. However, Genghis Khan, a known leader who united northern nomadic tribes, was able to penetrate the wall and able to conquer northern China, which spread all over the country later on. After the Mongol Empire, China was once again back to the leadership of their countrymen; this time, the Ming Dynasty emerged to be the most powerful. During the Ming Dynasty, the concept of the Great Wall was revived once again. The Ming Dynasty revived, reconstruct, and further elongated the Great Wall of China under its 10 year project. They adopted the strategies used by Mongols to penetrate the walls. They further extended it to the desert where the nomadic tribes used to came from. Unlike the earlier walls, Ming used bricks and stones instead of rammed earth to strengthen it, and devoted on reconstruction and repair of the walls as Mongols continued their attempts. Learn more interesting facts here http://www.great-wall-of-china-facts.com
Wow! Great Moc! You are sooooo lucky to have been able to see the great wall of China! We live in germany becase my dad is in the airforce, and we were going to go to egypt to see the pyrimids but had to pull out. Hope you had a great trip, looked awsome. :)
awww, you're sooo Lucky ! ... Wow, i bet that was an AMAZING trip to see the Great Wall in real life ... (sigh) i just realized i've hardly ever traveled anywheres ... (ughh) now i'm depressed. (lol) =P
Ewen decided to review this after searching for "China". Ewen thinks this is awesome. Ewen would like to know why you're referring to yourself in third person. Ewen didn't know that it went over hills. Cool.
Very good landscaping, it would be better if you used plates to smooth it out but it's still very well done.
Great job with the wall, though the studs don't look very good with it, but I suppose thats inevitable.
WOW :o you built that in 90 mins.......90 mins it takes me two days to build one small shop!!!
you are one of the best builders ou there and do you know if this lego doc. will be shown in other places like the U.K. or the U.S?