Lego enthusiast Jim McDonough spent three whole years building what he thought would be the largest Lego model of the USS Missouri WWII Battleship.
Back in 2012, fisherman from Scotland started building a 24-foot scale model of the 890-foot warship each afternoon. He didn’t do his research properly and found out after he finished that American Dan Siskind of Minneapolis holds the record.
So how big is his ship? Not much bigger than McDonough’s. Siskind’s overtakes his record at 25.5 ft, a mere 1.5 ft more.
Siskind used over 1 million Lego bricks to create his masterpiece.
He is making sure every aspect of it is in military precision, from the uniforms to making a secure support system on the inside.
The ship is built in 10 different sections, with each section being 30 inches long, so it can be taken apart easily for travel. The ship was on display in museums to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the end of WWII.
McDonough must be kicking himself for missing out by so little. I wonder if he will try to beat Siskind.