Have you ever wondered how many LEGO bricks are needed to construct an actual life sized house? Movoto Real Estate has a handy calculator to help curious minds see how many LEGO bricks are needed to create one. For example:
A two-story house that is 2,169 square feet — the median size of a house, according to the Census Bureau–would take 10,079,829 LEGOs to build.
This count only includes exterior walls and does not have interior walls. Furniture is also not included in the count.
If you may remember in 2009, James May, yes the same James May from Top Gear, and his team constructed a 3.3 million piece, two-storied house at Denbies Wine Estate. Although it wasn’t as fully functional as he would’ve liked, it was good enough for him to sleep there for a night. Unfortunately, plans to sell it to Legoland Windsor didn’t go through and the LEGO bricks were donated to charity.
So if you ever wanted to know an estimated amount of bricks to build a house, head over to Movoto and test out their calculator today.