Watch 15,000 Dominoes Fall And Prepare To Be Mesmerized
It took 25 HOURS to set up this three-layer domino spiral—and just two minutes for it to fall down.
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Q: What takes 25 hours to assemble, but only two minutes to fall apart?
A: You are about to find out.
The project took her 25 hours, spread over the course of 8 days, to build—and just two minutes to fall. Her triple spiral video’s been watched over 38 million times on YouTube alone.
Check it out:
Hevesh has made a name for herself in this space; she’s created complex commercial campaigns for Honda and Ford, among others. Her videos have been featured on networks like NBC, FOX News, CNN and CBS.
Lily’s YouTube channel has over 357 million total YouTube views and over 1.2 million subscribers. In other words, she’s kind of a big deal.
She started playing with dominoes in 2009 when she was 10, and she got into the whole thing simply by searching “dominoes” on YouTube.
“Take it slow, be very cautious when you’re building, and if it falls down, know that it’s part of the domino process,” Hevesh, who is now 18, told CBS News.
The teen from New Hampshire says she owns about 70,000 dominoes, and she also has a Guinness World Record under her belt. She was part of a team that set a record in 2016 for the most dominoes toppled in a circle. The amount the toppled? A cool 76,017!
Check out Hevesh’s YouTube channel for tons of other mesmerizing videos of her work. This video that she created with a fellow domino artist several years ago is the most-watched on her channel with a whopping 85 million views:
And here’s a reel of highlights from some of her “best projects,” which she shared back in June. Seriously astounding work!
here's a look back at some of my best domino projects 🙂
— Lily Hevesh (@Hevesh5) June 6, 2017
Hevesh was in the routine of posting new clips of her projects to her channel every Saturday at 1 p.m. ET. That may no longer be the case, however, as this domino artist extraordinaire heads off to travel during a “gap year” before she starts her freshman year of college at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York, next fall. (Famous Rensselaer alums include Reid Hoffman, the co-founder of LinkedIn, as well as a bunch of NASA employees and astronauts.)
Hevesh recently closed up her domino studio and moved all 70,000 of her dominoes to her parents’ house, a process that she chronicled on social media:
Everything's back home now! Had to put some stuff in the playroom because we were running out of space 😅 pic.twitter.com/C1IJUwq3TL
— Lily Hevesh (@Hevesh5) August 15, 2017
For all you Hevesh superfans out there, she even has her own logo and line of shirts, too. Not bad for an 18-year-old with a bright future!
This article was updated on 8/23/17.