“Patrick romanced his dreams and made them come true by landing in Paris the city of lights; and bringing his deep rooted culture to bloom there, in that city that embraced him and his joie de vivre while wearing his buttons, bows, overalls and tuxedo beyond chic, a loving spirit in the dark.” ~ Pat Cleveland

Photo by Paul Van Ravenstein


Professional LEGO builder Ryan McNaught, aka The Brickman, was commissioned by the Nicholson Museum in Sydney, Australia to build a LEGO model of the ancient Roman city of Pompeii. Over the course of 470 hours and using over 190,000 LEGO bricks, McNaught built this awesome reconstruction of Pompeii at the moment of its destruction in 79 AD when Mount Vesuvius erupted, destroying and burying the city in ash and pumice, how the ruined city appeared when it was rediscovered in the 1700s, and how it appears today.

According to the museum, McNaught’s LEGO Pompeii is the largest model of an ancient city ever made using LEGO bricks.

LEGO Pompeii will be on display at the Nicholson Museum through December 31, 2015. Click here for addition information about the exhibit.

Visit Ryan McNaught’s Flickr account or The Brickman website to check out more of his LEGO creations.

[via inhabitat and The Daily Mail]