Once upon a time during my younger years, or more specifically during that time where I first encounter the joy of playing with LEGO bricks, I stumbled upon the idea of using my humble stash of 2×8 LEGO pieces as a sort of dominoes to topple around the house. It was a magical moment for a 7-year old (except for my older siblings who used to step on an unassuming LEGO piece) who just discovered the many ways of playing with a LEGO brick other connecting them to create builds. I guess this is also the idea behind this latest collaboration between expert domino builder and YouTuber Lily Hevesh of Hevesh5 and LEGO’s Rebrickulous team in coming up with this impressive LEGO Domino Course, but of course in an entirely grander and much more awesome scale: using 13,000 LEGO dominos in all! Well, that certainly dwarfs my bucket full of bricks. Watch the video below.
That was simply, “Wow!” It took Lily and her team a total of 300 plus hours and a total 73,000 LEGO bricks to create this mesmerizing LEGO Domino Course. In fact, this is not the first time that Lily created a domino course using LEGO bricks. However, this is the very first time that LEGO actually collaborated with her making this feat a one for the books.
The LEGO Domino Course is actually made up of several sub-sections using a variety of techniques and builds. Lily also shared some of the different tools and techniques that she used like using a brick-built template to properly align the columns and the use of safety gaps. For a behind-the-scenes look on how Lily did it, watch her video below.
Now, let me see if I can make one my own LEGO Domino Course without hurting some feet along the way.