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A South African Lego enthusiast says he’s building a replica of the iconic toy company’s headquarters in Cape Town.
In a YouTube video, Lego build expert Shaco has been shown how to assemble his Lego building project.
He uses a Lego building stand to attach parts to the base and the building is then ready to go.
The video was recorded in the capital city of Pretoria in the early hours of Saturday, the day after Lego was set to open its doors to foreign buyers.
“My first step is to assemble the Lego Building Stand and I will then put the parts together on my building stand,” he says.
“After that, I am going to put it in my home and put it on my roof.”‘
You can be anything’In South Africa, the Lego building industry is booming.
It’s worth over $5bn and the company is growing at a rate of about 20 per cent a year.
“There are more than 50 million people in South African who have built their own Lego,” says Lego Builder Peter Klimt.
“This is a world that is very, very different from what we know in the US and Canada, where there are a lot of bricklayers and we build bricks for the fun of it.”
But for Lego Builders, building is an art form, not a sport.
“You can build anything you want,” Mr Klimts said.
“So when I am building, I want it to be a Lego creation.”
And when you look at the LEGO building stands that I have assembled, they are really a piece of art.
The building enthusiast says building in Cape and Pretoria is different from other parts of the world.
“I have never had any problems with Lego building,” he said.
It’s not the first time he has built his own Lego.
He has previously built a replica Lego headquarters in the town of Bong, which is located in the heart of Cape Town’s CBD.
“When I first went there I was really excited about it,” he told Al Jazeera.
“It was very exciting and I was very happy about that.”
But I was worried about the moulds because I don’t know what the mould is.
“The moulds are plastic and they break easily.”
Also, I didn’t want to buy Lego bricks, I just wanted to build my own.
“A Lego building expert, Mr Krimt, says the building process is similar to assembling a building kit.”
For me, it’s more like an assembly,” he explained.”
Every day, I will put the Lego bricks on the stand, and then put them on my own.
“And then when I want to do something, I take the Lego blocks and put them in my own Lego bricks.”
It’s been an exciting year for Lego fans in South Australia.
In December, Lego unveiled plans to open a new branch in Cape, in the state’s capital city.
And in June, the company announced plans to build a new Lego-themed store in Adelaide’s CBD, the country’s biggest city.