I love LEGO. I also love pop up books. Never in a million years, I could think about a merger between these two loves. I just never thought there was any correlation between the two. Pop up books are a two dimensional medium, turning into 3D. And LEGO blocks are already 3D in nature, so I couldn’t see the logic (or possibility) in it turning into a pop up. But after seeing these pop up LEGO scenes, I know that’s not the case anymore for me.
Talapz, as he calls himself on YouTube, had merged these two loves for me. He created the ultimate hybrid. An infusion that is made from LEGO bricks, yet acts like a pop up LEGO book.
As if building a complicated LEGO scene is not hard enough, Talapz also created them in a way they can be folded and stay intact.
For his latest master LEGO piece, he created a replica of Himeji Castle. A castle that’s considered to be one of the biggest and most beautiful castles in Japan.
The LEGO structure took him 15 months to complete. The final weight is 12.5kg, and in a closed state the dimensions are 70x75cm, and the height is 11.5cm. Talapz indicates that the castle is not an exact replica of the original. But still, it is an impressive LEGO structure on its own merit.
Have a look at the above pop up LEGO blocks video. I just couldn’t stop from being amazed by it. Wow.
You can find some additional videos on Talapz YouTube profile.