It is no secret that I am a big fan of LEGO, especially when incorporated into grown-up home decor, so this room divider project from NPIRE is easily the best thing I've seen all week.
NPIRE, a creative studio in Hamburg, Germany, started building this LEGO wall in 2009 to separate its office kitchen from the hallway and finished the project over a year later. It's an effective way to keep any unattractive kitchen supplies out of sight of clients, and it's also way fun and a good way for a creative studio to make a first impression.
Just because it's made of children's toys doesn't mean it is cheap or easy, though. The project took nearly a year and used 55,000 bricks. The company reportedly used 80 packs of new LEGO and some recycled bricks brought in by employees to build the wall, which is nine feet tall by 10 feet wide and three feet thick. It cost 2,500 euros, or about $3,150.
While the main motivator is that it is clearly awesome, there's an added benefit. The bricks are not glued together, which means the wall can be moved or dismantled with relative ease if NPIRE ever feels like changing the layout or moving offices.
Check out the full project and construction photos at NPIRE.
Via Design Taxi