08/09/2012 02:38 pm ET

Children In Tokyo Make Famous Painting From Legos At Legoland Discovery Center (PHOTOS)

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We've all heard "my kid could do that!" when a contentious work of art makes its debut, but rarely do we hear that claim about the works of classical masters. However, in a recent event at in Tokyo, children as young as nine reproduced Johannes Vermeer's 17th century masterpiece, "Girl with a Pearl Earring." The catch: it was made with Legos.

In tandem with the "Masterpieces from the Royal Picture Gallery Mauritshuis" at the Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, kids were able to recreate master works at the nearby Legoland Discovery Center. ABC News reports that about 5,000 Lego bricks were used to make Vermeer's famous work.

See a slideshow of the kids' work below, and let us know your thoughts in the comments section:

Kids Make Famous Painting From Legos