LEGO is no longer just for the kids. Now fashionable businesswomen can take them to work with these colorful stilettos by artist Finn Stone. Not only are these shoes the perfect ice-breaker or conversation piece, they may also come in handy if you need to distract a grumpy child on the go.
Funny how we’ve seen a number of witty visuals by Malaysian illustrator and graphic designer ilovedoodle or Lim Heng Swee everywhere — such as the one of the Lego block refusing to let go, the drum-beating heart, and the penguin changing into a can, to name a few — but never realized he was the [...]
Mark Weaver likes to play with LEGO. Seriously, this isn’t just a children’s hobby anymore. Weaver takes the universal building blocks to a new level of art using the Vine app which lets the user create short, stop motion films. Check out his brilliant stop motion shorts here.
These brilliant Lego fighter concepts by Jon Hall are a testament to the potential that millions of kids (such as myself, back in the day), were allowed to explore and unlock when playing with the little bricks. Some of his sketches can also be seen here.
Now this is truly Lego for adults. The arched backs and suggestive poses of these pixelated Lego sculptures of realistic female forms — virtually all nude except for stilettos and g-strings — give the innocuous building blocks a decidedly adult spin. Fun. Photographer Jean-Yves Lemoigne teamed up with 3D artist Pierrick from Spark for a [...]
German ad agency Jung von Matt were recently in cahoots with Lego to launch this pretty minimalistic series of ads for the toy giant. Look and guess which cartoons each one’s from.
Utopian rainbow motifs, patination or block colours envelop the contours of animal bodies to create abstracted hybrid-creatures. Through this process they transform into something new. Troy Emery is proposing that they could exist somewhere in a parallel universe or fantasy landscape. Some pieces incorporate fake rocks used as taxidermy mounts for display devices; here they [...]
Who said work and play don’t mix? This clever Lego Coffee Mug is proof that they most certainly do. It’s the ultimate juxtaposition of a well known symbol of adulthood and office life with toys from childhood. The mug let’s you maximize your time by combining a stress relieving, creative activity with your everyday coffee [...]
Thanks to Google Chrome, now you can build LEGO creations all over the globe. From the comfort and convenience of your computer, you can create and build anywhere on the map. Just find an empty plot and commence construction. The world is your LEGO set.
Lego artist Nathan Sawaya recently teamed up with Aussie photographer Dean West to collaborate on In Pieces, which debuted late last year at the Columbus Museum of Art. The seven-part series shot in various parts of North America combines Sawaya’s life-sized toy brick creations with West’s large-scale photography, forcing you to look closely in order [...]
As if LEGOS and sterling silver had a meeting of the minds, the Cubic Ring from Lusasul is a true work of art (and block building!) We love the off-centered cubic construct, which makes a bold statement. Shop for the Cubic Ring in the Lost At E Minor store.
Each crystal is made out of a salt solution that grows around a LED. Wirelessly charged via a special power mat, the crystals come alive at night when visitors start adding, moving or sharing them. Crystal is the Lego from Mars, says Dutch artist Daan Roosegaarde. He’s referring to its ‘spacey’ design and share-ability. ‘Crystal allows people to express their stories in a very public way. You can either share or steal them’, says the Dutch artist. ‘I see both actions as a compliment’.
LEGO just announced the release of their official Back to the Future set designed by Masashi Togami of Team BTTF. Togami will donate all of his 1% royalty from the sales of the set to the Michael J. Fox foundation for Parkinson’s Research. The set will be available in stores towards the end of 2013, and will include the DeLorean, Doc, and Marty.
If you don’t already find your iPhone fun enough to play with, you can now turn it into a LEGO brick thanks to design company Tinkerbrick. Users can make LEGO creations, using their phone as a base or as part of the design. Some have even built structures to support their phone while recording video. For just $33 it sounds like a good investment to us. Check out what iPhone/LEGO enthusiasts have been up to below.
Who says work can’t be fun? At the LEGO Denmark office, you can find a to-story-high slide, colorful wall graphics, and bonzai gardens on the tables. Copenhagen-based Rosan Bosch designed the LEGO office with playfulness in mind. Of course, you can always find some LEGO toys lying around, if you’re still not satisfied.