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Spectacular! See Londoner’s viral lego version of the Golden Temple left people mesmerised

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 13 July 2018, 17:03 IST

A London-based knifemaker, Kam Singh designed the viral Lego Golden Temple. The lego version has left people in awe around the globe. A photo of the prototype built with 3200 pieces became popular after it went viral on Reddit.

He made the replica using Lego blocks, and the image was shared by a Reddit user who goes by the handle name Khalsa Forge on the site.

Sri Harmandir Sahib or Darbar Sahib, popularly known as the Golden Temple, is one of the holiest places of worship for Sikhs across the world.

Accoring to the indianexpress.com, Kam Singh, a London-based knifemaker recreated the popular shrine using Lego blocks, to know how it all started and what lies ahead for him.

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“It’s a divine inspiration I guess,” 29-year-old Singh said in an email interview when asked how did he come up with this idea. He stressed on how he had no prior experience of working with Legos, at least not this extensively.

He collaborated with designers all over the world to get the pieces from Lego stores. He said, “to faithfully recreate the design of the Harmandir Sahib (Golden Temple). Lots of back and forth over the smallest details but after many months of design work we finalized our design and created a set of build instructions."

He wanted to make the replica look original, for which he added 1,200 translucent blue blocks to represent the water surrounding the temple. He had to order parts from several countries that include Netherlands, Germany, Canada and Australia.

He stated the challenges too while making the lego model, “There were some delays, the piece was on hold for several days while I waited for a single window frame to arrive."

The lego model costed him £400 (Rs 36,200 approximately) is not for sale, he is hoping to sell the affordable sets for around £250 (Rs 22,600 approximately), if he meets his target on the campaign.

“Unfortunately Lego Ideas does not accept designs of a religious nature, the Golden Temple, of course, being one of the holiest Sikh sites in the world. It also exceeds the 3000 piece limit, this set being over 3200 pieces,” Singh clarified about submitting it to Lego Ideas.

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First published: 13 July 2018, 17:03 IST