Take 40,000 LEGO bricks, and a bit of time stacking, gluing, and shaping, and you’ve got LEGO Mario.  The LEGO creation was unveiled at the LEGO World Fair in October, and sold for $5,000 on eBay.  The money didn’t go to the Danish company, but rather the Ronald McDonald House Charity in The Netherlands.

For the record, though Mario is close to six feet tall, he only weighs 110 pounds. The LEGO statues usually go for big money, but I hear if you know the right person at your local Toys R Us, you might catch a break.

via Kotaku

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Stephen Schleicher

Stephen Schleicher

Stephen Schleicher began his career writing for the Digital Media Online community of sites, including Digital Producer and Creative Mac covering all aspects of the digital content creation industry. He then moved on to consumer technology, and began the Coolness Roundup podcast. A writing fool, Stephen has freelanced for Sci-Fi Channel's Technology Blog, and Gizmodo. Still longing for the good ol' days, Stephen launched Major Spoilers in July 2006, because he is a glutton for punishment.

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