Michelangelo recreated in 12,000 Rubik's Cubes world record

Michaelango's masterpiece The Hand of God has been recreated by 12,090 Rubik's Cubes.

Eleven puzzle buffs took more than 400 hours to create the artist's famed Sistine Chapel in their record-breaking feat.

The team had to adjust every single Rubik's Cube by hand in order to get the exact colours in the masterpiece, reports The Daily Telegraph.

Half of the time was spent making blueprints of the chapel's ceiling, where the work is painted, by Cube Works Studio, the group behind the record-breaking attempt.

The rest of the time was spent by the team twisting the cubes into place.

Josh Chalom, the creative director of the studio, said it was just the first part of a project to mimic the entire Sistine Chapel ceiling.

Once completed, it will be hung from a roof, weighing around 50 tonnes and using a hefty 250,000 Rubik's Cubes.

He explained the team had to pixelate the image using a computer first, which proved problematic because it was hard to determine the exact shading, tones and depth.

Mr Chalom said: 'We restored the piece so Adam didn't look like he just came out of a tanning salon and God didn't look so red that he resembled his arch-rival,' reports the news provider.

'It's all about getting the art to the masses for them to enjoy,' he added.

Last weekend, a world record was broken at the London Marathon, with the most number of Rubik's Cubes solved during the run.

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