From Ferraris to aircraft carriers: Mind-blowing Lego creations

21 Jan 2017

The innovative nature of people and their Lego creations never ceases to amaze. Image: Twin Design/Shutterstock

No toy has enchanted generations quite like Lego. Here you can observe people who have built everything from Ferrari race cars to entire battleships using the universally loved plastic bricks.

George Bernard Shaw famously said: “We dont stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.”

For some of us, it feels like Lego has been around forever. And yet to this day, it is still amazing to see a child’s delight at their first creations or constructions using the interlocking plastic bricks.

Lego began in the workshop of Ole Kirk Christiansen, a carpenter from Billund in Denmark, in 1934.

The word Lego is derived from the Danish phrase leg godt which means play well.

The first version of Lego bricks was produced in 1949 and they were described simply as Automatic Binding Bricks.

Christiansen urged his employees to never skimp on quality as a value and the company’s motto to this day is det bedste er ikke for godt, which means the best is never too good.

And so here today are some of the most imaginative creations using Lego from adults who are still children at heart:

Lego creations: Man builds his own Ferrari

Last year, Lego replaced Ferrari as Brand Finance’s most powerful brand, and so it is apt that we kick off proceedings with a loving creation of a Ferrari car using Lego.

Making the McLaren P1

Building a massive Lego aeroplane

F1 Grand Prix

Lego Imperial Star Destroyer

Lego Normandy Beach

Lego aircraft carrier

Working Lego machines

Lego bricks. Image: Twin Design/Shutterstock

John Kennedy is a journalist who served as editor of Silicon Republic for 17 years