Iron Man may be long gone but his Lego-cy lives on. Okay, that was a bad pun, but you wouldn't be as disappointed to learn that the toy company LEGO has set up a life-sized structure of Tony Stark's Iron Man and it's made entirely out of Lego pieces.
The elaborate installation was created with 35,119 Lego pieces for the 2019 San Diego Comic-Con.
The model is 6.5 feet tall, weighs 188 pounds
To honor the memory of the departed character, Lego builders created a life-size model of Iron Man that's 6.5 feet tall and weighs about 188 pounds.
However, assembling it was no easy task.
After receiving a 3D model from Marvel, LEGO's Lead Model Designer Greg Omartian and Senior Model Builder Jeff Rushby spent a whopping 255 hours to design and build this model.
Behind the scenes
Making model light up the hardest part: Lego builders
In a video, Omartian and Rushby take us through the making of this stunning model.
According to Omartian, the most challenging part of the process was incorporating lights inside the model for the eyes, the Arc Reactor and the energy emanating from the infinity stones inside the Nano Gauntlet.
"We had to be very careful about the outer wall of the model," he said.
Life-sized Lego models of other superheroes have also been made