Here's Another Grand Budapest Hotel That You Can't Check Into
Wes Anderson's Grand Budapest Hotel was released on DVD and Blu-ray earlier this week and while you still can't check into the real Grand Budapest Hotel (it doesn't exist but was inspired by several grand old European hotels), you can peep the The Grand Brick Hotel, a Lego replica of the fictional hotel. (Yeah, this is another hotel you can't actually check into either.)
Lead builder, Ryan Ziegelbauer and his team of 10 designers used 50,000 certified Lego bricks to build the seven-foot-tall replica. Ziegelbauer told USA Today that the unique pink hue of the hotel actually came from a specialty Lego collector in Germany. In total, it took 575 hours of people work to finish the Grand Brick Hotel. You can watch the construction of the hotel in considerably less time than that in the video above.
Ziegelbauer with Tony Revolori, who played Zero, the lobby boy in the film.
Now, the structure will be on display at Architect and Design Museum in Los Angeles through August. After that, we hope it makes it way to Legoland California's mini land. Perhaps, it can be the first part in their "International" section?
[Photo: The Grand Budapest Hotel/Facebook]