Sculpture Recreates Hokusai’s ‘Great Wave’ in 50,000 LEGO


Japanese LEGO builder Jumpei Mitsui tweeted his new work, one of Japan’s most iconic images — the recreation of Katsushika Hokusai’s “The Great Wave off Kanagawa.”  The wave effect is super three-dimensional and dynamic. It looks beautiful from any angle. He spends 400 hours to build, features 50,000 plastic pieces that form the famous wave imprinted on a woodblock.

The Great Wave off Kanagawa 富嶽三十六景

Junpei Mitsui idea has been in my mind for several years, and it was finally completed recently, and the LEGO great wave off Kanagawa is currently on view at the Hankyu brick museum in Osaka — a space dedicated to displaying Jumpei Mitsui’s arts. 

Jumpei Mitsui, japan’s only certified professional LEGO builder and the youngest one worldwide. There are only 21 certified persons in the world, and you can follow his YouTube Channel and learn more about his Logo arts.