Check out this amazing statue of a dinosaur made out of LEGO. This guy is 8.5 feet tall, and made out of 62,500 individual LEGO pieces. The amount of detail and coloring is pretty phenomenal.
LEGO used a combination of 3D modeling and its own proprietary software before constructing piece-by-piece virtual versions of the large-scale creations. By constructing digital prototypes of its exhibits, LEGO can assess ideas for structural feasibility, create realistic construction schematics, and move easily into fabrication.
Here's a better picture of the big guy, posted by Jennifer 8. Lee today: