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Manhattan apartment features staircase lined with 20,000 Lego bricks

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Usually when you're looking for a new home, you need to consider things like whether or not it has a built-in dishwasher or central air conditioning. But one apartment in Manhattan has a rather unique feature that helps it stand our from the rest — and it has nothing to do with creature comforts. The main staircase in the home of Melissa Marks and Vicente Caride is adorned with a colorful railing constructed entirely of Lego blocks.

Designed by one of New York's officially licensed Lego artists — yes, thats a real, actual profession — the railing extends from the main floor all the way to the second floor. It's been crafted using primarily white bricks, but features more colorful accents at both ends, including large open squares which give it a very abstract appearance.

You can, of course, build your own Lego home accents, given enough time and patience. However, we'd advise against relying on plastic toy blocks for anything you plan on putting a good amount of weight on. In fact, we imagine it would take just one unfortunate trip to turn the Lego staircase above into a massive pile of crushed blocks and broken dreams.

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