The world’s largest LEGO® brick playing card has been constructed by 21-year-old student Faith Howe (Canada), who used almost 50,000 bricks to complete the project.
The replica queen of hearts card measures 3.69 m (12 ft 1 in) tall and 2.59 m (8 ft 5 in) wide, making it over 1,600 times bigger than an ordinary playing card.
Faith worked on this record-breaking build for nine days at her local library, beginning each day at 10 a.m. when the library opened and stopping 10 hours later when it closed.
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"The most time-consuming part is really just putting the pieces together,” Faith told CTV News.
“Even like the white area, you think, ‘oh that wouldn't take too long,’ but piece-by-piece-by-piece-by-piece, it takes forever.”
Faith has been a keen LEGO® builder since she was 14, and she took on this record attempt to challenge her skills.
Her previous creations include a life-size mermaid, a mural for her high school, a replica of the New Brunswick flag, and many more which she regularly posts on her Facebook page, Boundless Bricks.
However, Faith had never created something as big as this playing card before. To accurately recreate the card, she commissioned an artist to design the image, which she then converted into a grid on her computer to use as a guide for building.
Faith decided to make it 12-foot tall in order to surpass the non-LEGO® largest playing card record by “at least a couple feet”.
As a self-described LEGO® enthusiast, Faith spends much of her free time creating brick art. Her bedroom, which looks more like an artist’s studio, houses countless boxes of loose bricks alongside finished pieces on display.
Faith has sold several of her artworks and she hopes to work full-time as a professional LEGO® artist once she graduates from university.
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