While Herzog & de Meuron’s Elbphilharmonie Concert Hall was only completed in January 2017, the striking building has already spawned one copycat, albeit not in the way you might think. Taking 20,000 Lego bricks, this labor-intensive model sculpture from Brick Monkey has recreated the grand building in small scale.

Accurately scaled down to capture the stunning lines of the ‘Elphi’, the Lego build features the rolling wave of the sail-like roof, the upper glass façade, an undulating shell made from circular button bricks and the ability to open up to reveal the illusion of a functioning concert hall. Weighing in at 25kilos and measuring 1.2 meters in height, Build Monkey spent roughly 100 hours creating this masterpiece of a masterpiece. 

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