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Fan Builds Giant GeForce GTX 690 Replica with 11,396 Lego Pieces

Some fans build custom PC cases featuring our logo. Others have created virtual cities in the shape of the NVIDIA claw. And more than a few have gotten NVIDIA tattoos. A fan in China, however, has just hit our geek button, hard.

Inspired by a crude model of a competing company’s graphics card made of Lego-style bricks, NVIDIA fan Xiaosheng Li, 23 – a freelancer for Chinese websites DIYers and NFANs – decided he could do better. Much better.

A Big Fan:
A Big Fan: Xiaosheng Li has visited our headquarters in Santa Clara, California and grabbed our CEO’s autograph.

The Beijinger kicked off his project in July by using Lego modeling software to create a digital mockup of his GeForce GTX 690. Then he acquired 11,396 Lego-style bricks.

Three months later, he finished off a humongous scale model – measuring nearly six feet long and more than two feet wide – complete with a working fan. His project caused a social media sensation in China after we sent over a photographer to document his work.

No Detail Overlooked:
No Detail Overlooked: Even the GTX 690’s PCI pins were recreated.

It’s a project that’s definitely catapulted its creator into the upper echelon of NVIDIA fans. He’s visited our headquarters, in Santa Clara, California. He’s got an autograph from our CEO, Jen-Hsun Huang. “I think I have already qualified to become history’s most powerful Nfan,” he wrote in a Chinese-language forum post, describing his feat.

He’s definitely up there.

Big and Beautiful: Li’s model is nearly six feet long more than two feet wide.


  • Boris Lipa Lipovanov

    No life xd

  • scoter man1

    Call me a troll, but I could have spent 3 months of my life and came out with something more productive than a sculpture.

  • stevebalmer

    but you haven’t, troll.

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  • Brian Caulfield

    We could be biased, but some of us think this thing is beautiful.

  • Sarah Pedersen

    As a gamer I think this sculpture is very nice. I love special editions of games and why not graphics cards. My current on is a EVGA Signature GeForce GTX 690. The other I had before was a ASUS MARS II, a very rare and expensive card.

    My apartment generally speaks for itself when it comes to Nvidia, just look at the fridge and on my pc. I love their products and got a lot of them in my dreams …
    If only the dreams were true ….
    Got a bunch of Nvidia cards in my living room. A broken 8800 GTX to “play” with and a working GTX 295 on my desk with all the other Nvidia stuff. Not to mention the 3D Vision glasses and so on.
    This year I had to sell my GTX 670 and I became quite sad, but I had to even if I hated it.

    A real fan also needs to visit Nvidia of course and I will keep buying their card as I have always done. I couldn’t be more satisfied. Nvidia ftw!

  • Paul

    got a geforce bonus code for a World of tanks tournament and entered the code in the World of Tanks site and was told the code had expired !! NICE !!

  • Mr.Penguin

    Cool story bro.

  • Mr.Penguin

    The fan blades are pointing the wrong way. A poor effort… 😉

  • Paul Margettas

    Where were you guys when this happened like, a while ago

  • Johnathan Moyer

    Except the fan blades aren’t facing the wrong way. look closely. The leading edge goes counter clockwise.