Bumble Bee LEGO Sculpture

Nathan Sawaya

Pete Wentz has some wacky ideas when it comes to romance.

The Fall Out Boy rocker has shown his love for Ashlee Simpson by commissioning artist Nathan Sawaya to create a giant bumblebee for his new wife.

What the...?

The brightly colored creation measures 26" x 47" x 36" and is made from about 18,000 standard Lego bricks. Yes, 18,000!

"I was commissioned to create a bee,” Sawaya recently blogged on his website. “Why a bee? Because it is romantic of course. In Hindu myth, Kama, the god of love, has a bow and arrows, and the bow string is made up of bees. In the ancient Greek world the bee symbolized the soul because they migrated in swarms. And the Roman god of love, Cupid, is often pictured with bees or being stung.

“I made this bee for a boy who wanted to give his girl a special wedding gift,” Sawaya continues. “They are a fun couple as evidenced by their Alice in Wonderland themed wedding. And didn't Alice think she saw a bee in Through the Looking Glass? (Incidentally, she thought they were bees, but they turned out to be elephants. Alice wasn't the brightest child.)"

A rep for Wentz confirms he commissioned the piece for Simpson.

The bee took about a week to create in the artist’s Los Angeles studio and will be delivered to the newlyweds by early next month. A rep for Sawaya declined to reveal the cost.

Wentz blogged about Sawaya on his official site in late April. "He does," Wentz wrote, "some insane s--t."

One can only imagine what Wentz will be commissioning for their first wedding anniversary.

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