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Every day we come across a new LEGO project online, some better than others. But when we saw this map of Japan, crafted with over 1.8 million LEGO bricks, we were more impressed than usual. Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the iconic building blocks being introduced into Japan, LEGO’s Japanese subsidiary sponsored a cross-country workshop called “Build Up Japan” where over 5000 people in 6 different regions collaborated to create the gigantic map.

Rather than recreating existing landmarks, participants were encouraged to imagine their ideal Japan and to create imaginary structures.  The finished product then traveled to Tokyo, where it was put on display.

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