Less talk, more awesome LEGO monkey warriors!
Behold Tyler Halliwell's fantastic LEGO depiction of Sun Wukong, the Monkey King, a main character from the 16th century Chinese mythological novel Journey to the West. He possess amazing strength, speed and the ability to transform himself into a wide variety of animals and objects.
Halliwell’s LEGO sculpture features the Monkey King seated in the lotus position while wielding his trademark staff.
This is quite a large build, at 40”x15”x21” overall. I took influence from multiple Asian cultures in the design, especially with the Japanese samurai armor but with added Chinese and Korean influence.
Building the piece took about 100 hours over the course of two months and used roughly 1500 LEGO bricks.
Head over to The Brothers Brick for an interview with Tyler Halliwell about creating his mighty LEGO Monkey King.
[via The Brothers Brick]