Real cherry blossoms wither after a week, but flowers on this plastic tree will last a very long time.

Legoland Japan experienced a rocky start after opening on 1 April last year, reducing its operating hours to five days a week during fall. It has since withstood the test of time and weathered through a harsh winter in Japan.

Now, the time has come for Legoland to celebrate its very first anniversary with a fitting attraction. With spring comes cherry blossoms, and the park decided to commemorate the event with a beautiful life-size sakura tree made entirely out of Lego bricks.

▼ Feast your eyes on this massive Lego tree.

Created using a grand total of 881,470 colorful bricks, the assembled replica tree measured 4.38 x 4.93 x 5.42 meters (14.37 x 16.17 x 17.78 feet), making it the first of its kind to enter the Guinness World Records.

What’s more, the entire thing weighed an immense 3,333 kilograms (7,348 pounds) and had to be built around what appeared to be heavy-duty metal piping for support.

▼ Careful assembly brought the tree to life.
Luckily the dude on top was smart enough to keep his shoes on.

▼ Great job everyone!

▼ Neat lanterns provided much needed illumination,
turning the cherry blossom tree into a beautiful work of art at night.

Although the sakura tree is technically made of plastic and thus able to last for centuries, it’s available for public viewing until 6 May, which makes sense considering Japan’s blistering summer heat might not be the most appropriate season for cherry blossom viewing.

Visitors hoping to catch a glimpse of the gorgeous tree can do so at the Miniland section of the theme park, and with exciting activities such as earning exclusive Legoland driving licenses and spending a night at the awesome Lego-themed hotel, you’ll be spoiled for choice.

Location Information
Legoland Japan / レゴランド・ジャパン
Aichi-ken, Nagoya-shi, Minato-ku, Kinjofuto, Ni-Chome, 2-1

Source: YouTube/Guinness World Records, Kankokeizai via My Game News Flash
Images: YouTube/Guinness World Records