Lego lover, 38, has made so many models that he needs FIVE custom-made sheds to house his vast collection – The Sun

A LEGO addict has had to build five real life buildings to hold all of his toy bricks.

Staggeringly, Simon Pickard believes that he has around one million Lego pieces in his Somerset home.

 Simon's property holds around ONE MILLION Lego bricks
Simon’s property holds around ONE MILLION Lego bricks

The master builder, 38, has had a passion for Lego since his childhood.

He told Sunday People: “Lego’s about what you put into it. I played a lot of games with Lego when I was younger.

“As I’ve grown older it has ­become much more of a creative medium for me.”

Since his interest in the model bricks escalated, he began struggling to find space for the work in his home.

 The master builder is considered to be a pro and even rents out his models
The master builder is considered to be a pro and even rents out his models

Simon, who has a rare condition that causes paralysis in his left wrist, has erected five custom-made sheds in his garden to hold his 50,000 piece creations.

His intricate designs, which are considered to be works of art, can be up to 25sq ft long and 3.5ft tall.

They can sometimes take weeks to make, including a complex model of Monaco’s Formula One hairpin.

Even though the dad-of-five’s family all love Lego, he claims his wife would divorce him if she knew how much he spent on the toys.

He revealed: “It is ­incredible how much it can cost. I go to the Cardiff Lego store once a month and I don’t come away without ­purchases of up to three figures.”

Even though the obsession is a drain on Simon’s bank balance, he can make money from it.

He often chronicles his projects in magazines and other media outlets.

As well as this, Lego fans have the opportunity rent his impressive models for different events.

Since The Lego Movie hit cinema screens in 2014, Simon has seen even more interest in his work.

After decades of playing with Lego, Simon is famous among the fan-build community.

Over time, he has also found ways to innovate his designs.

He also participates in Brick of the Past, a group of designers that put together historical-themed works.

They have worked on projects including London 1875: The Capital Of An Empire and The Wall – Rome’s Northern Frontier.

Lego mania remains rife among kids and adults alike.

David Beckham recently revealed that it took him six days to make his daughter Harper a 4,000 piece castle.

And The Lego movie is apparently a favourite of Prince George.

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