Folks, today is a sad day for fans of interlocking bricks. What seemed like such a beautiful idea, James May’s Lego House (which we blogged about here), has been deemed unsustainable by the purse string-holders, and has been demolished. Apparently it would have cost around £50,000 to dismantle and move the whole thing.

Just think of the man hours involved in constructing such a noble and proud building. As a child, I could often be found trying to build something without the use of instructions, but chickening out as soon as my needs outweighed my talent – this Lego House project was the perfect example of someone finishing off what so many of us would like to have started.

The pictures below make for harrowing viewing, and are not for the faint-hearted:

Shame.

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Disaster.

My best Lego moment: arriving back from holiday to find that my older brother had built an entire Lego space station from scratch that went around the majority of my bedroom.

My worst Lego moment: being about four years old and getting lost in Legoland, Denmark, after following a man who I thought was my Dad (he was wearing the same colour jumper, I clearly thought that was enough to identify him).

Thanks to Geeky Gadgets for getting there first.

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