James May Builds Himself a Real LEGO House
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James May Builds Himself a Real LEGO House

If you have a passion for cars you may have heard about James May. The guy is producer and co-presenter on one of Britain’s best TV Shows, Top Gear. Also known as Captain Slow, James is more than just a guy with a passion for engines. He also loves LEGO and to prove that he’s serious about it, after beer with the “mates” he decided to build — entirely from LEGO pieces  — a real two-storey house, where he’ll live upon completion. Located in the middle of the Denbies Wine Estate, in Dorking, UK, the building is going to use 3 million colorful bricks, will feature a Lego toilet and LEGO furniture. – via

“The idea first came up over a beer, when we were talking about what we would have built as kids if we had enough Lego. Your imagination is always bigger than your stockpile when you’re a kid. Up until now, the largest thing I’ve ever built with Lego was probably a plane or a battleship, because that was all I could build with the amount I had,” said James.

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16 comments

  • Pat September 1, 2009 at 15:26 PM Login to Reply →

    Haha, the small windows are awesome. Can’t wait to see some pics of the interior!

  • Mike September 1, 2009 at 16:55 PM Login to Reply →

    Hmm.. well, initially it is a cool idea but… waterproof? Also, what about the plastic? The sun will make it crack and fall apart, weakening the structure, and that is before thinking about what the chemical vapor release will be like when that plastic heats up O_o

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  • Alex Ion September 1, 2009 at 21:46 PM Login to Reply →

    Well Mike, the guy only said he’ll live there for a couple of days … so I guess it’s okay :)

  • Chrıs Anton September 1, 2009 at 22:16 PM Login to Reply →

    How healthy

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  • Alex Mansfield October 16, 2009 at 21:34 PM Login to Reply →

    Yes! I’ve always wanted to do that!

  • antalya March 2, 2010 at 13:12 PM Login to Reply →

    very nice..

    thank you very much

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  • frank burns October 29, 2010 at 10:23 AM Login to Reply →

    With the paradigm changes in our climate, consider developing homes in America similar to the Manor or Tudor style, except that the roof would have to made in two sections. The concept is aimed towards saving lives and property in the event of an oncoming Tornado. The area surrounding a new housing development would be built underground in a cavity, big enough to house a home built upon a lowering platform. All electrical and plumbing conduits would be installed inside the cavity, with allowances for an external generator (Built-in). When devastation occurs and the early warning alerts ring out, all homes and businesses using this type of architecture would simply be lowered below the ground until the all clear signal is transmitted. The Tudor or Manor style roof would be designed to separate and fold as one piece when it is being lowered, making the roof flush with the ground. External Generators: These devices will help raise each platform independent of the power grid in case there is an outage, and those people who rely upon life saving emergency apparatus, will have all the power they need to sustain themselves until the danger has passed. Over future generations, the cost of building will far outweigh the initial costs today, and just imagine, how many lives could be saved.

  • juan villar February 7, 2011 at 16:24 PM Login to Reply →

    Fucking idiot, May, is your wife last name Farter???, it should be yours too.

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  • Jon March 8, 2011 at 00:14 AM Login to Reply →

    This is awesome! The mini windows are so.cool. Also, the wooden boards in between the Legos was a great idea. Otherwise the house would fall apart. Genius, but he shouldn’t waste his time on stufff like this. It’s useless. Those workers could be helping the enviornment or something right now. But, haha, I bet it takes longer to make a Lego house than a real house. LMAO. Buuhhhhbyee (: