7,600 LEGO bricks, 24 straight hours. Artist Alice Lee, who was previously namedropped (Boing-dropped?) on this blog, created this absolutely stunning typographic study in LEGO for Dropbox's 2014 Hack Week.
Because this is such an unusual design medium, we ad libbed when we had to – from using medical tweezers (what we just had on hand) to pry and fling off misplaced Legos, to using a semi-archaic blueprinting program to map it all out. But in true hackathon spirit, I had a ton of fun (and got little sleep) while making this.
There's step-by-step photo and video documentation at her website.