You've never seen a Blackberry like this

You are looking at a Blackberry Tour 9360 smartphone built entirely out of LEGO bricks.

Yes, you read that right.

It’s not the handheld variety, either. This Blackberry is over five feet tall, and incorporates a flatscreen TV, because the client who commissioned the giant Blackberry wanted it to have a working screen. It’s so huge that it requires its own stand for mounting. (Can you imagine how hard it would be to safely mount a flatscreen TV inside thousands of LEGO bricks?)

You may not recognize the name Nathan Sawaya, but you’ve probably seen his work. Sawaya is a former lawyer who now works as a professional LEGO artist (and yes there is such a thing you doubter, you), building artistic sculptures entirely out of the iconic plastic bricks. Most of his pieces are done by commission, allowing him to make his living by crafting these incredible works of art.

Sawaya takes on projects of all shapes and sizes, and is perhaps best recognized for his life-size LEGO expressionist sculptures of the human body. Take a look around his website to see his mind-boggling portfolio — he’s done an amazing assortment of projects, including everything from a life-size “Han Solo frozen in Carbonite” to a giant Monopoly game to a working cello.

Sawaya has even been featured on Mythbusters.

If there’s something you’ve always wanted to see built out of LEGO bricks, Sawaya is available for hire for any project, large or small. Don’t expect it to be cheap — after all, LEGO bricks aren’t cheap, either.

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Unathletic, uncoordinated tall man with endless creativity stampeding through his overactive brain. Comes with beard, wife, and two miniature humans. Novelist. General blogger and main Gaming Geek for ForeverGeek. Lead Blogger, Apple Gazette.

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