Adrian Drake’s 14-month custom LEGO Serenity build weighs 135 pounds and contains more than 70,000 LEGO brick.
Back in 2012, LEGO artist Adrian Drake completed construction of a custom build based on Firefly‘s iconic ship Serenity that can only be described as epic. Using more than 70,000 LEGO bricks, Drake fashioned a 7-foot model of the ship weighing 135 lbs. Its completion was a 14-month endeavor that resulted in what has to be easily one of the coolest large scale LEGO builds of all time. Now, Drake has released a video showing the process of rebuilding the monster model.
Compressing more than a year’s worth of work into 9 minutes of footage, Drake’s time-lapse video follows the ship model throughout the course of its construction. The video itself was put together with 4,166 individual images which were taken one at time once every minute.
Not surprisingly, watching Drake piece together his model’s various components is pretty danged fascinating. It’s one thing, after all, to marvel at a completed work like this. It’s another entirely to watch it built from the ground up, taking shape and eventually transforming into a finished piece of awesome. People interested in seeing more Drake’s work (including a nifty LEGO AT-ST) can visit his personal website.