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November 30, 2011

I never really played with Lego as a kid (to my mother’s dismay, I was a Barbie girl) but the older I get, the more I’ve been able to appreciate them – not so much as a toy, but as a really quirky sculpture medium.

And as far as sculptures go, how cool is this one?

Lego artist Sachiko Akinaga built this Lego hotel for T Magazine’s winter travel issue. Here’s a close up of the hotel entrance, with patrons streaming in. The 3 star rating above the door seems a little modest for a hotel with such a happening roof patio though.

Akinaga’s attention to detail is pretty fantastic. Check out the 4 piece band, and the bartenders clad in head-to-toe black.

See more photos of this amazing project, and others on Akinaga’s website.