In Sydney, Australia, the great LEGO fan, Ryan McNaught made a model of Pompey from LEGO. He needed over 500 hours and over 190, 000 blocks to create his project. This is one of the largest historical model made of LEGO. The mock-up shows an ancient Roman city from the year 79 BCE, from the moment before the Vesuvius eruption.
Two years earlier, Ryan built the Colosseum of colored blocks.