Ever since she was 9 years old, Lily Hevesh has loved dominoes. “My grandparents had the classic 28-pack,” she says. She would set them up in a straight line or an arc. Then she would flick the first one and watch the whole setup fall down.
By age 10, Hevesh was hooked. “I became obsessed with dominoes,” she says. She collected more and more dominoes. She started posting online videos of her own designs.
Now, at 20, she’s a professional domino artist. Her YouTube channel, Hevesh5, has more than 2 million subscribers. She creates spectacular domino setups for movies, TV shows, and events. For example, she recently built a design using more than 7,000 dominoes for pop star Katy Perry!
Hevesh’s largest installations take several nail-biting minutes to fall. She even once set a Guinness World Record for the most dominoes toppled in a circular arrangement: 76,017. “It’s super exciting to see your idea come to life and then knock it down,” she says.