Mario Bricks Himself
Posted by James Newton
40,000 bricks recreate Nintendo icon
He may be more into the plumbing business, but that doesn't mean Mario can't get involved in the bricklaying side of things too, as this story proves.
Made as part of the LEGO World Fair, this blocky brother measures nearly 6' tall and weighs over 110lbs, so whilst it may not be a hugely realistic effigy of the plumber it certainly looks the part.
It took over 40,000 bricks to make this stand-up fellow and after completion it was auctioned for charity, raising over $5,000 for the Netherlands' Ronald McDonald House Charity. Quite how they're going to send it in the post is as-yet uncertain.