Apple Watch Recreated in 800-Brick Nanoblock Sculpture

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With just under a month until the April 24 launch date of the Apple Watch, internationally renowned Nanoblock artist Christopher Tan has re-created the Apple Watch in block form in anticipation of the wearable's release next month.

As Tan notes, the sculpture is a 2.6x scale model of the 42mm Apple Watch created from over 800 pieces of Nanoblock, which is a popular building block product in Japan, akin to LEGO. Tan says he's "been a long-time Apple fan" and is "eagerly anticipating the Apple Watch."

Tan has been creating Apple-related Nanoblock structures for a while now, last year debuting a 2,000-piece structure of the Fifth Avenue Apple Store, complete with the iconic glass cube entrance and descending spiral staircase. Tan's creations have earned him spreads in magazines and even award recognition in the Nanoblock company's own spotlight of the best creations and creators using the product.

Check out the rest of Tan's Nanoblock creations on his blog.

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obiwan

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Yep please correct the typo. It is LEGO and never referred to as LEGOs!! Ever.
 

earthTOmitchel

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LEGO, duh

As a person with two toy chests full of childhood LEGO in my parent's house I am embarrassed of this mighty transgression, which I've promptly fixed. May the man upstairs forgive me one day.

(Seriously though, thanks to everyone who pointed it out. Have a good day, everybody!)
 

obiwan

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As a person with two toy chests full of childhood LEGO in my parent's house I am embarrassed of this mighty transgression, which I've promptly fixed. May the man upstairs forgive me one day.

(Seriously though, thanks to everyone who pointed it out. Have a good day, everybody!)
Now that we've got that sorted, I'd say this watch looks rather big!! I like the side-by-side comparison with the iPhone, so you can get an idea of the scale of this thing. I hope the real thing is a little smaller...
 

maramok

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Lets stop the hate.

I grew up with LEGO. I have a huge bucket of them that i plan on giving my son in a year or two.

That said look at the size of these bricks. They are tiny. Much smaller the LEGO. Does LEGO make a version of their bricks that is this small?
 

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It's been a long time since I played with LEGO blocks. So long that I missed when it became an art form. :D
 

APlotdevice

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LEGOs? You mean LEGO, surely?
Ninja edit: Too late, already corrected in the comment above :)
Technically it's just Lego. Though the word is derived from the Danish phrase "leg godt" ("play well"),and is commonly stylized in all caps, it's not a true acronym.
 

ellasmith

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Apple as of late discharged another redesign on its working framework (iOS form 8.2); on the off chance that you introduce that upgrade, you will discover another application called "Apple watch" included to your telephone.
 
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